MUMBAI: Comcast Corporation will be offering several Oscar Award-winning and nominated films On Demand and in HD including best-picture winner Slumdog Millionaire.
Also, The Wrestler and Frost/Nixon will debut On Demand on the same day that they are available on DVD.
"This month customers can watch On Demand movies that received 10 Academy Awards and 30 nominations from 2009 – in HD – with a click of their remote. These hits are among the more than a thousand HD movies available to our customers, who watch an astounding 45 million movies On Demand each month," said Comcast general manager and senior vice president of video services Derek Harrar.
Winners and nominees from the 2009 Academy Awards available On Demand this month include Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler, Milk, Frost/Nixon, Rachel Getting Married and Changeling – all available in HD. These movies can be found On Demand in the "HD On Demand" folder. Blockbusters including Quantum of Solace, Yes Man, Cadillac Records and Marley & Me are also available this month.
These movies join Comcast’s signature On Demand program library that offers more than 10,000 entertainment programs available each month, including more than 1,000 choices in HD available at any time. These movies are all part of Project Infinity, the company’s commitment to innovation and the delivery of exponentially more quality content choice on TV, including more HD. With more than 11 billion views to date, Comcast’s extensive On Demand library features everything from movies, music and top TV shows to the most popular kids, sports, lifestyle and local programs available anytime, anywhere and with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward selections. Comcast customers now are selecting On Demand more than 300 million times every month.