Comcast has launched Xfinity On Campus, a service that lets US college students watch live TV and On-Demand content on their IP-enabled devices, including, laptops, tablets and smartphones while on campus.
The service, which is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing, will be available this autumn at Bridgewater College, Drexel University, Emerson College, Lasell College, and the University of Delaware. In addition, several schools, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of New Hampshire, will be trialing the program.
Xfinity On Campus offers approximately 80 live cable channels including every major broadcast network as well as channels like AMC, Bravo, Comedy Central, ESPN, FX and MTV. Students also can access thousands of current season TV shows and hit movies via Xfinity On Demand. While off campus, students can use their university credentials to authenticate and access online programming that’s part of their subscription via TV Everywhere websites and apps such as WatchESPN and FXNOW.
“Xfinity on Campus lets students watch TV on their own terms,” said Marcien Jenckes, Executive Vice President of Consumer Services for Comcast Cable. “With this younger generation, more and more viewing is happening away from the traditional TV set and we have evolved our products and services to better engage them. Whether it’s Game of Thrones, Scandal or The Daily Show, Xfinity On Campus offers all the content they want – anytime, anywhere, on any device.”