Comcast today announced the launch of a new service called Xfinity on Campus which is aimed at college students across the country. The aim is to enable students to watch TV and on-demand content on internet enabled devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets when they’re on campus. Charges for this service will be included in a student’s room and board fees which means that it will only be available to those students who are living in on-campus housing.
Initially Comcast’s Xfinity on Campus service will be available for students at Bridgewater College, Drexel University, Lasell College, Emerson College and the University of Delaware this fall. Other institutions will launch the service on a trial basis later this fall, these include the University of New Hampshire and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Students will have access to nearly 80 live cable channels which includes major broadcast networks as even channels like ESPN, FX, MTV, Comedy Central and AMC. They will also be able to access current seasons of countless TV shows and even movies through Xfinity on Demand.
Comcast will also allow them to upgrade in order to access premium channels including STARZ, Showtime and HBO as well as the Sports Entertainment Package. The upgrade will also provide access to a cloud-based DVR service for recording programs to be watched whenever they want.
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