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Comcast Offers Chicagoland Xfinity Customers NOW TV: A $20 Entertainment Option With 60+ Streaming and Fast Channels, Plus Peacock Premium

New Offering Features Simple, Everyday Pricing with No Contracts, No Equipment, Sign Up/Cancel Anytime

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced it has launched NOW TV across Chicagoland. The new streaming offering includes 40+ live channels from A&E, AMC, Hallmark and Warner Bros. Discovery, plus 20+ integrated FAST channels from NBC, Sky and Xumo Play, and a subscription to Peacock Premium at no additional cost.


NOW TV is built to meet the needs of the value-conscious consumer who wants an entertainment product that is simple and convenient with quality programming movies, top shows, live sports, and news. NOW TV is available to Xfinity Internet customers for an everyday monthly price of $20, no equipment required, and the ability to sign up and cancel anytime.

“NOW TV makes streaming even easier,” said Chris Smith, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region Senior Vice President. “The combination of 60+ live streaming and FAST channels, plus Peacock Premium is a great value for consumers who want simple, convenient, and high-quality entertainment.”

NOW TV is the newest video offering from Comcast that leverages its global technology platform, the engine that powers the company’s entertainment and connectivity products and experiences. Built using cross-company innovation and technology from Xfinity, Peacock, Sky and Xumo, NOW TV is the first streaming offering in the market to combine a live TV streaming service, free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels, and a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service. NOW TV includes:

  • NOW TV Live: A new live TV streaming service that includes more than 40 popular channels from A&E, Afro​, AMC​, Animal Planet​, BBC America​, BBC News, Comedy.TV​, Cooking, Crime + Investigation, Discovery​, Discovery Life​, Food​ Network, FYI, Great American Family, Great American Living, Get TV, Game Show Network, Hallmark Channel​, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries​, HGTV​, The HISTORY Channel, Investigation Discovery, IFC, Justice Central​, Lifetime​, Lifetime Movie Network, Magnolia​ Network, Military History​, MotorTrend​ Network, OWN​, Pursuit, Recipe.TV​, Science Channel, Sony Movies​, Sundance TV, TLC, Travel Channel, Vice, WEtv and Weather Channel. The service is accessible through the Xfinity Stream app and includes a 20-hour DVR and access on three concurrent streams.
  • Peacock Premium: NOW TV customers also will receive a Peacock Premium subscription at no additional cost via the Peacock app on all devices where the streaming service is available. Peacock Premium includes breakout original series, more than 5,000 hours of live sports, hit movies right after they’re in theaters, next day access to all new shows from NBC and Bravo, fan-favorite library content and daily live news.
  • FAST Channels: NOW TV customers can discover and enjoy more than 20 free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels alongside NOW TV Live’s including NBC News NOW, Sky News​​ and the following genre-based channels from Xumo Play: Action Movies, Black Cinema, Bollywood & Indian Cinema​, Comedy Movies, Comedy TV, Crime TV, Documentaries, Drama & Action TV, Family Movies, Food TV, Movies, Game Shows, Her Movies, Horror & Thriller, Kids TV, Reality TV, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movies​, Travel & Lifestyle TV​ and Westerns. ​

NOW TV customers can sign up and cancel anytime through Xfinity.com. NOW TV Live and Xfinity Stream’s FAST channels will be accessible through the Xfinity Stream app on supported devices, including Xfinity Flex, Fire TV, iOS- and Android-powered devices, and via casting through Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

With around 5,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region (http://chicago.comcast.com) serves customers in central and northern Illinois, including the Chicago area, northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. “Like” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Facebook by visiting @Comcast. “Follow” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Twitter at @ComcastIllinois.

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