Comcast Announces Fifth Annual Watchathon Week With Unlimited Access to Netflix & More Than 50 Networks

Posted Thu Mar 23, 2017 at 08:30 AM PDT by
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The upcoming binge-watching event will provide Xfinity TV customers with unlimited access to thousands of shows and movies.

Comcast has announced its fifth annual Xfinity Watchathon Week. The promotional marathon will run from April 3 - 9, giving Xfinity users an all access pass to content from Netflix and over 50 broadcast, cable, and premium networks -- regardless of their specific subscription tier.

"We know consumers love to binge watch new shows and old favorites, and this is the biggest binge-watching event of the year with so many networks involved," said Bill Holmes, global head of business development, Netflix. "Whether customers are eager to start Stranger Things or catch up on Orange is the New Black, Watchathon Week is a great time for Xfinity customers to see for themselves what the buzz is all about."

In addition to unlimited, seamless access to Netflix content for all X1 users, the Watchathon Week will also include access to shows and movies from A&E, ABC, AMC, Animal Planet, BBCA, BET, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS Broadcast, CMT, CNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, Crackle, The CW, Discovery, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, Food Network, FOX, FreeForm, FX, FXX, FYI, GSN, HGTV, HISTORY, ID, IFC, Lifetime, Logo, MLB Network, MTV, National Geographic, NBC, OWN, Oxygen, PBS, Science, Showtime, Spike, Sprout, STARZ, STARZ ENCORE, Syfy, TBS, TLC, TNT, Tru TV, TV Land, USA, VH1, Viceland, We TV, and WGNA.

"With more than 50 participating networks and the addition of Netflix, we are thrilled to bring Xfinity TV customers the biggest and best binge watching event for the fifth year in a row," said Andy Hunter, Vice President, Programming, Comcast Cable. "The focus of Xfinity Watchathon Week is to provide complete, unlimited access to the best programming and give our customers the ability to sample, binge and explore everything our content partners have to offer."

Source: Comcast

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