Comcast Debuts Election Central
Will combine and curate election coverage that can be accessed across multiple screens
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/2/2012 2:15:04 PMXfinity TV-branded site for one-stop election content shopping.
The multiplatform offering will be a 24/7 source for live and archived programming, including speeches, debates, entertainment programming, and news coverage accessible on-air, on-line and on the go, although some of that content will require a cable subscription.
Most of the content will not be restricted to Comcast customers, including the presidential and vice presidential debates and C-SPAN archival content from past speeches and key campaign moments.
But some content, including from Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, will require authentication, according to a Comcast spokeswoman.
According to Comcast this is the first time it will put its election content in a centralized location, curated by an editorial staff.
The content will include national and state election news from ABC News, AP, CBS News, CNN, Current, FOX News, MSNBC, NBC News and Reuters. On the entertainment side, in addition to The Daily Show and the Colbert Report, two season's worth of Starz! The Boss, HBO's Veep, and politically-themed movies like The American President and Air Force One will be available on Xfinity on Demand and Xfinity.com/TV.
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