Comcast's Roberts to Demo Next-Gen TV in Chicago

Comcast's next-generation Xfinity TV experience includes a new guide and user interface intended to make the TV screen more interactive, personal and social. Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts will demonstrate the new service and speeds at the Cable Show ...

Comcast's next-generation Xfinity TV experience includes a new guide and user interface intended to make the TV screen more interactive, personal and social. Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts will demonstrate the new service and speeds at the Cable Show in Chicago on Thursday, June 16, during the General Session that begins at 9 a.m. CT.

Xfinity TV is the first of a series of products made possible by Xcalibur, an advanced application and video platform that uses cloud computing services in the Comcast network. The service uses an Intel-based set-top box, designed and developed by Pace, and thePlatform's cloud-based video publishing system, mpx, as the central management hub.

Some features include:



  • Search that lets users find what they want from thousands of choices on TV, On Demand, on their DVR, or from a selection of additional content


  • A more personalized TV experience called MyTV where users can access all of their recordings, favorites and recommendations


  • Interactive apps that are enhanced for TV, like traffic and weather, and social apps like Facebook


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