Ivy and the Bean


| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments


Do you have some shows you just love to watch over and over again? Is there a particular series that everyone keeps talking about you’ve not yet seen? There have been many times when Comcast Xfinity Watchathon Week that’s happening now would have come in handy. When I was going through my divorce several years ago, there were many nights I just wanted to curl up on the couch and revisit some TV series shows that I missed the first time around. So I did. Over the course of a few months, I went to the library and got all of Sex in the City and Northern Exposure seasons. I watched them from the first show to the last. Sometimes, just having some down time to get lost and be with other families, characters or moments of laughter is just what is needed. That’s why they are called “guilty pleasures!” And these opportunities to get lost or catch up, with friends, kids or alone can sometimes be a wonderful thing! So, without further ado, here’s the 411 of what’s happening this week:

From March 25-31, Xfinity TV Customers Will Enjoy an All-Access Pass to 100 TV Series;
Binge on Every Episode of Every Season of Game of Thrones, Duck Dynasty, Downton Abbey, Spartacus, Girls, Dexter, True Blood, House of Lies, Californication, Psych and Much More

Also Catch Full, Current or Most Recent Seasons of Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Touch,
The Bachelor, Revolution, The Americans, Portlandia and Many Others

Comcast, a global media and technology company, is bringing Xfinity TV customers an all-access, free pass to the biggest TV catch-up in TV history from March 25-31.  With every episode of every season of TV’s hottest series, like Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Dexter, Girls, Spartacus and Duck Dynasty, plus full, current or most recent seasons of Mad MenRevolution, The Walking Dead, Touch, Chicago Fire, Psych, Parenthood and The Americans, the first Xfinity Watchathon Week will offer a massive collection of content from the best networks never before available for free in one place.

During Watchathon Week, Xfinity TV customers will have access to more than 3,500 episodes of 100 TV series across 30 premium, cable and broadcast networks.  Watchathon Week will also offer almost the entire on demand TV libraries of HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ and CINEMAX, including the critically acclaimed shows that kick-started the TV catch-up phenomenon, like The Sopranos, Sex & The City, Dexter and The Wire.  The event will also give viewers a chance to catch up on hit series Game of Thrones, just prior to its third season debut on HBO, March 31.  All Video On Demand (VOD)-enabled Xfinity TV customers will have access to this content, and across multiple screens when available.

“The scale of Xfinity Watchathon Week is enormous,” said Maggie Suniewick, Vice President, Video Services, Comcast Cable. “This will be the biggest catch-up ever in TV history, offering Xfinity TV customers the opportunity to binge view the hottest shows on top networks for free.  It takes the TV catch-up concept to an entirely new level with every episode of every season of TV’s best shows, in addition to the tens of thousands of content options already available for free on Xfinity On Demand.”

Watchathon Week content will be available on multiple platforms and devices – through Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity.com/tv, the Xfinity TV Player App for Apple and Android devices and Xfinity Streampix.

Among the programmers participating in Watchathon Week include Premium networks HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ and CINEMAX; Broadcast networks ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS; and Cable networks A&E, AMC, BBC America, BET, Comedy Central, Discovery, FX, HISTORY, IFC, Lifetime, LOGOTV, MTV, mun2, National Geographic, Syfy, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, TV Land, USA and WE.

Viewers can catch every episode of every season of Banshee, Battlestar Galactica, Big Love, Boardwalk Empire, The Borgias, Boss, Californication, COPPER, Crossing Jordan, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Deadwood, Dexter®, Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Duck Dynasty, Enlightened, Entourage, Episodes, Flight of the Concords, Game of Thrones, Generation Kill, Girls, Hollywood Confidential, House of Lies, Hung, Hunted, Magic City, Nurse Jackie, Oz, Parenthood, Psych, Rome, Sex & The City, Six Feet Under, Spartacus, Strike Back, The Newsroom, The Sopranos, Torchwood: Miracle Day, Treme, True Blood, Ugly Betty, Veep, and Web Therapy.

Additionally, full, current and most recent seasons of the following series will also be available during Watchathon Week:  Archer, Awkward, Bates Motel, Boston’s Finest, Braxton Family Values, Bridezillas, Chicago Fire, Dance Moms, Deadliest Catch, Deception, Diggers, Doctor Who, Elementary, Go On, Grimm, I Love Jenni, King of the Nerds, Legit, Mad Men, Portlandia, Raising Hope, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Revolution, Smash, Swamp People, The Americans, The Bachelor, The Layover, The Mindy Project, The Voice, The Walking Dead, Top Gear, Tosh.0, Touch, Undercover Boss, Vikings, Whitney and Wicked Tuna.

To help sort through the additional thousands of hours of TV shows, Xfinity TV will launch a Watchathon Week microsite offering a full list of available content across Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity.com/tv and the Xfinity TV Player App.  Visitors also will discover special news, trivia, behind-the-scenes features and a Watchathon sweepstakes.

After Watchathon Week concludes, Xfinity TV will launch the “Catch-Up of the Week” on April 1.  This ongoing effort will offer a mix of current and past seasons of hit shows on a specific network, or a different, popular TV series each week through the end of 2013, allowing viewers to continue to stay on top of some the best shows on TV regardless of their subscription level.

Xfinity On Demand offers the ultimate in TV series catch-up featuring over 270,000 content choices on TV and online.  Xfinity On Demand offers the most HD TV shows and movies – with thousands available for free – and a comprehensive broadcast offering with shows from networks including ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

For more details on Watchathon Week visit www.xfinity.com/watchathon.

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