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Disney VOD service launched by Comcast

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Jan 2009 3:58 User comments (2)

Disney VOD service launched by Comcast Comcast has announced the launch of a new VOD service that will offer unlimited Disney Family Movies for $5.99 per month.
All Comcast cable subscribers now have access to the service, which offers 20 hours of content every month, 10 full feature length films and two short programs.

The feature films, such as "Treasure Planet" and "The Parent Trap" will remain in rotation for one month. New titles will be added every week.

“For just $5.99 a month, we’re offering unlimited viewing of 10 classic Disney movies whenever you want,”
added Derek Harrar, senior VP and general manager of video services for Comcast. “Kids’ and family programming continues to be one of our top ‘On Demand’ categories, and we are thrilled to continue delivering the best quality content with Disney.”

Dan Cohen, executive VP of pay TV and new media at Disney-ABC Domestic Television, concluded, “The addition of this one-of-a-kind, family-friendly service is a wonderful complement to the company’s video-on-demand initiatives.”

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2 user comments

128.1.2009 22:17

Comcast later determined that the VOD service was not worth the server maintenance cost, as only 23 people tried it, and out of those only 8 subscribed.

Turning to other news, two popular video sources made international tech headlines. Netflix again reported a revenue increase percentage in the double digits, and the notorious torrent tracker The Pirate Bay purchased several more servers with the equivalent of $50,000 won from the Big Four's lost lawsuit. These servers were added to accommodate an exponential increase in P2P activity.


22.2.2009 14:01

Wow. The service must've really sucked if only 8 people really wanted it. (Buzzer sounds) Sorry, Comcast, try again..

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