Posted Thu Apr 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The cable giant will now offer digital content from Walt Disney Studios.
Comcast and Walt Disney Studios have announced a new content licensing agreement. As part of the deal, Comcast can now offer digital library titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney•Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Disneynature, and Touchstone Pictures through the Xfinity On Demand digital store.
"We are excited to expand our digital store offering with the incredible selection of titles from The Walt Disney Studios' portfolio," said Nancy Spears, Vice President, Digital Media Distribution and Monetization at Comcast Cable. "Disney films appeal to all generations, and now our customers will be able to easily add them to their digital collection to watch when and where they want."
The current selection of digital titles available for purchase includes 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' In addition, upcoming titles will include popular films and franchises like 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' Disney•Pixar's 'Toy Story' and 'Finding Nemo,' Marvel’s 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' Disney•Pixar’s 'The Good Dinosaur,' and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 'Frozen.' Likewise, Comcast will also be joining Disney Movies Anywhere as a participating retailer. The cloud based digital locker lets customers buy their favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies anywhere, and watch them across numerous devices and platforms, complete with special content, rewards, and more.
Beyond the new partnership with Walt Disney Studios, the Xfinity On Demand digital store also offers additional titles from FOX, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. Through the store, users can purchase many movies and shows in the cloud weeks before they hit Blu-ray/DVD. An exact launch date for Comcast Disney Movies Anywhere support has not been announced yet.
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