Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is bringing its Xfinity on Campus multiscreen video service to Western New England University in Springfield, MA. The service is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing.
Xfinity On Campus offers more than 100 live channels through Comcast's Xfinity Stream app and portal. The service also includes access to current season TV shows and movies via Xfinity On Demand. While off campus, students can use the Xfinity Stream app to login and access TV Everywhere programming that's part of their subscription. Students can also upgrade their Xfinity On Campus accounts to include a selection of premium channels, as well as the Sports Entertainment Package.
"Western New England University is dedicated to providing our student body with high-quality educational experiences along with a full-featured on-campus residency package that gives them variety in how they relax and socialize," said Bryan Gross, vice president for enrollment management and marketing at Western New England University. "Xfinity On Campus is an entertainment solution that allows students to gather where they want and when - it works with their academic schedules."
In part, Xfinity On Campus is intended to introduce a younger audience to Xfinity X1, Comcast's cloud-based residential video platform.
"We're excited to bring Xfinity on Campus to Western New England University and to give even more students the ability to enjoy their favorite entertainment across devices whenever it is convenient for them," said Brian Ferney, vice president of sales and marketing for Comcast's Western New England Region.