How Comcast Brings TV to Every Screen for Students
Comcast has launched Xfinity On Campus, a service that lets college students watch live TV and On Demand content on their IP-enabled devices, including, laptops, tablets and smartphones while on campus.
The service, which is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing, will be available this fall at Bridgewater College, Drexel University, Emerson College, Lasell College and the University of Delaware.
In addition, several schools, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of New Hampshire, will be trialing the program with students this fall.
Xfinity On Campus offers approximately 80 live cable channels including every major broadcast network as well as channels like AMC, Bravo, Comedy Central, ESPN, FX and MTV.
Students also can access thousands of current season TV shows and hit movies via Xfinity On Demand. While off campus, students can use their university credentials to authenticate and access online programming that’s part of their subscription via TV Everywhere websites and apps such as WatchESPN and FXNOW.
According to Comcast, millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. and are watching more TV on computers, tablets and smartphones than ever before. At the same time, 106 million Americans watch TV online today and that number is expected to grow to 145 million by 2017.
Xfinity On Campus requires only one piece of on-premise equipment, making it easy and cost-effective for the university’s IT department to manage and maintain. To access the full service, students must live on campus.
They can register for the service and sign in with their university credentials via Comcast website or by downloading the Xfinity On Campus app. While off-campus, they can use their university credentials to authenticate and access programming via third-party TV Everywhere sites and apps.
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