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Comcast first to offer HBO On Demand in high-def

updated 04:35 pm EDT, Thu July 23, 2009

HBO On Demand from Comcast

Comcast on Thursday said it will be the first to offer downloads of HBO programs and movies in high definition via its online On Demand service. To access the library, users need to be both Comcast On Demand customers and HBO subscribers. They will then have unlimited access to the HD content, including TV shows such as Entourage, The Sopranos and The Wire, among others. Movies in HD will also be available, including The Dark Knight, American Gangster and more.

Comcast currently offers over 10,000 standard-def programs and music tracks as well as more than 1,000 HD shows or movies on its On Demand service. All streams can be paused, rewound, or fast-forwarded. After launching the service in conjunction with Time Warner in June, Comcast has worked on expanding it by adding content from new networks.

Comcast On Demand offers streaming Internet versions of titles to those who already subscribe to the company's cable TV service, effectively eliminating the need for a DVR. On Demand offers content not usually available on online-only services.



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