No Joke: Cable Comedies Out of Globes, SAG Mix12/19/2009 2:00 AM Eastern
Comcast Helps Nab 90 Fugitives Using 'Police Blotter on Demand’
Law enforcement officials nationwide have apprehended about 90 fugitives as the result of tips from Comcast customers who saw the “most wanted” suspects on the Police Blotter video-on-demand service.
Comcast touted that number while launching Police Blotter in its latest market, our nation’s capital. The operator now makes the VOD service available in 24 markets in the U.S., including Philadelphia, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Delaware and Sacramento, Calif.
In the D.C. market, Comcast’s Police Blotter currently has profiles of 22 “most wanted” individuals as well as one missing person. New profiles are added on a monthly basis for Washington, D.C., and once a capture has been made on a “Most Wanted” profile, that profile is removed from the programming, said Comcast spokeswoman Aimee Metrick.
Comcast digital cable customers in the District of Columbia and the surrounding areas — including Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County and Northern Virginia — have access to the Police Blotter On Demand video profiles.
The profiles include information on how to contact police anonymously.
To view Police Blotter On Demand, Comcast Digital TV customers can tune to Channel 1 on their Digital TV lineup or press the On Demand button on their remote control, then click on the “Get Local” section.