Netflix Joins More Than 50 Networks for Fifth Annual Xfinity Watchathon Week

Binge Watching Event Runs From April 3, Giving Xfinity TV Customers
Unlimited Access to Thousands of Shows and Movies

Start from the Beginning and Catch Up on Hundreds of Popular Series
Like Billions, Black Sails, House of Cards, It’s Always Sunny
in Philadelphia, Law and Order: SVU, New Girl, Orange Is the New Black
Quantico, Stranger Things, The Missing, The Walking Dead,
and This Is Us

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced that for the first time Netflix will join more
than 50 networks participating in Xfinity Watchathon Week. The fifth
annual TV binge-watching marathon runs April 3 – 9, giving Xfinity TV
customers an all access pass to thousands of the best shows and movies
from broadcast, cable, and premium networks. Xfinity X1 customers will
also enjoy one-click access to Netflix throughout Xfinity Watchathon
Week, with unlimited and seamless access to the Netflix catalog of
movies and shows, including award-winning original series House of
Orange Is The New Black, Stranger Things, and The

With the addition of Netflix alongside broadcast, cable and premium
networks, X1 customers will be able to:

  • Get caught up on the most buzzed about new shows of the year including
    ABC’s Designated Survivor, NBC’s This Is Us, Netflix’s Stranger
    , FOX’s 24: Legacy, E!’s The Arrangement, HISTORY’s
    SIX, and Bravo’s Imposters.
  • Start from the very beginning and tune in live for shows like AMC’s The
    Walking Dead,
    ABC’s Quantico, FOX’s New Girl and The
    Showtime’s Billions, STARZ’s Black Sails and
    The Missing, and Syfy’s The Magicians.
  • Catch up before the upcoming season premiere of shows including
    Showtime’s The Affair and Ray Donovan, STARZ’s Power
    and Outlander, AMC’s Better Call Saul, Netflix’s House
    of Cards
    and Orange Is the New Black, and USA’s Playing
  • Dive into the past seasons of popular series such as ABC’s Grey’s
    , NBC’s The Blacklist, FOX’s The X-Files,
    FX’s American Horror Story, The CW’s The Flash, and
    HISTORY’s Alone.
  • Enjoy fan favorites from seasons past on Netflix including 30 Rock,
    Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, Gossip Girl, LOST,
    Mad Men, The Office, Sons of Anarchy, and The
    West Wing.
  • Explore Netflix original series like The Crown, House of Cards, Orange
    Is the New Black,
    Bloodline, Sense8, Unbreakable
    Kimmy Schmidt,
    Gilmore Girls, Master of None, and

“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
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.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to offer HISTORY’S critically acclaimed
series, Six, and A&E’s groundbreaking series, 60 Days In,
to all Xfinity TV customers,” said Mark Garner, Senior Vice President,
Distribution Business Development, A+E Networks. “Xfinity Watchathon
Week is a great way for fans of all of our networks, as well as new
audiences, to sample, binge or catch up on our top new and returning
series of 2017.”

STARZ is excited to offer its hit original series including Outlander,
Power, Black Sails
, and The Missing to all Xfinity TV
customers. With the upcoming premier of American Gods on April 30th and
the 4th season of Power later this summer,
Watchathon Week is a great opportunity for prospective new STARZ
subscribers to see our breadth of content, discover new programming and
catch-up on prior seasons of our great originals,” said Joe Glennon,
Executive Vice President, Distribution at STARZ.

Xfinity Watchathon Week shatters viewing records year after year, with
Xfinity TV customers watching more than 70 million hours across Xfinity
On Demand platforms in 2016, a 10 percent increase over the prior year
and inclusive of a 40 percent increase in viewing across mobile devices.

“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.”

Network’s participating in this year’s Watchathon Week include: 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, Syfy, TBS, TLC, TNT, Tru TV, TV Land,
USA, VH1, Viceland, We TV and WGNA.

X1 customers who are not currently Netflix subscribers will enjoy
unlimited access to the Netflix online catalog throughout Watchathon
Week and will have the ability to sign up on April 10. For more
information on Watchathon Week, visit
or join the conversation on and on Twitter by using
#Watchathon and following @XFINITY. Content availability will vary
across Xfinity On Demand platforms (TV, and the
Xfinity Stream app), and in virtually all cases can be viewed regardless
of which video subscription tier the customer is subscribed to.

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