Students Can Now Watch Live TV & On Demand Programming Across Devices
Nashville, Tenn. (March 31, 2016) – Lipscomb University today announced the launch of Xfinity On Campus, a service that lets college/university students watch live TV and on demand content on their IP-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones. The service, which is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing, will be available to Lipscomb students beginning in April.
Xfinity On Campus offers approximately 80 live cable channels including every major broadcast network, as well as channels like AMC, Bravo, Comedy Central, ESPN, FX and MTV. The service also includes access to thousands of current season TV shows and hit movies via Xfinity On Demand. While off campus, students can use their university credentials to authenticate and access online programming that’s part of their subscription via TV Everywhere websites and apps such as WatchESPN and FXNOW.
“We’re excited to be one of the first schools of higher learning in Tennessee to activate Xfinity on Campus,” said Jamie Shankland, Lipscomb University Director of Entertainment & Technical Services. “Thanks to this partnership with Comcast, we can now offer our students the unique opportunity to view media content on their terms.”
Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. and are watching more TV on computers, tablets and smartphones than ever before. At the same time, 106 million Americans watch TV online today, and that number is expected to grow to 145 million by 2017.
“Our college-aged customers are increasingly viewing their content not in front of a traditional TV set, but on iPads, laptops and other mobile devices,” said Valerie Gillespie, Comcast Area Vice President and General Manager. “As a result, we have evolved our offerings to better support this important segment, ensuring their viewing needs are addressed wherever they go.”
Xfinity On Campus customers can also upgrade to a selection of premium channels, including HBO, Showtime, and STARZ, as well as the Sports Entertainment Package, which includes popular channels like ESPN Goal Line.
Powered by Comcast’s cloud-based X1 Entertainment Operating System, Xfinity On Campus provides an opportunity to introduce a younger generation to the company’s next-generation video product. X1 delivers an immersive and personalized entertainment experience across all devices in an interface that is sleek, intuitive and makes search and discovery of content easier than ever.
How it works:
Xfinity On Campus is easy and cost-effective for a university’s IT department to maintain. Students are asked to visit https://xfinityoncampus.com, type in their school name, authenticate with their student user name and password, and then click the “Start Watching” button. Once authenticated, students can watch anytime by simply visiting https://xtv.comcast.net and clicking on the “Start Watching” button or by downloading the Xfinity TV app. While off-campus, students can use their university email credentials to authenticate and access programming via third-party TV Everywhere sites and apps.
Comcast has also partnered with Tennessee State University to launch Xfinity on Campus.
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