Northwestern Adds 'Xfinity On Campus' Streaming Cable
Residential students will be able to stream live TV and “On Demand” programming to a variety of devices
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University and Comcast announced Sept. 8 that “Xfinity On Campus” will be available this fall to residential students living on campus. “Xfinity On Campus” will let participating students stream live TV and “On Demand” content directly to their computers, laptops and mobile devices via Wi-Fi in their residence halls and seamlessly throughout campus. There’s no need for a TV.
Northwestern is the first university in the Midwest that will offer this service.
At Northwestern, “Xfinity On Campus” will include more than 130 live TV channels, including every major broadcast network, as well as cable channels ranging from ESPN and other sports networks ranging from The Big Ten Network, Fox Sports 1 and NBC Sports, to AMC, Comedy Central and MTV. In addition, participating students will be able to access content on several programmers’ websites and mobile apps, ranging from WatchESPN to FXNOW.
“’Xfinity On Campus’ is a great benefit for students who live on campus,” said Paul Riel, Northwestern’s executive director of residential services. “It fits with students’ lifestyles -- they can watch live TV content in their rooms and on campus, as well as gain access to programming when they’re off campus. Another benefit is that they do not have to buy or bring TVs, so they will not have to give up precious space in their rooms or disturb their roommates when they want to watch a program.”
“’Xfinity On Campus’ aligns with the way this generation of college students wants to watch TV,” said David Williams, vice president of sales and marketing for Comcast’s greater Chicago region. “More and more students are streaming and downloading content and taking it on the go. Comcast’s goal is to continually evolve its products and services to ensure that we’re meeting -- and exceeding -- our customers’ needs.”
In addition to all the live TV and “On Demand” choices, participating students will be able to upgrade their service and gain access to premium channels, including the NFL Network, HBO, Showtime and STARZ.
Williams added that in the coming months, participating students will be able to access the “Xfinity On Demand” library on the go using the “Xfinity TV Go” app for Android and iOS devices. The “On Demand” library includes current seasons of thousands of TV shows and hit movies.
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is one of the country’s leading private research and teaching universities. It has three campuses: a 240-acre main campus in Evanston, about 12 miles north of downtown Chicago; a 25-acre campus in Chicago; and a campus in Doha, Qatar. The University has approximately 8,000 full-time undergraduate students, 8,000 graduate and professional program students and 2,000 part-time students. A member of the Big Ten Conference, its athletic teams are called the Wildcats. Founded in 1851, Northwestern has 12 schools and colleges.
About Comcast Cable
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