Comcast Expands VOD to Northern N.J.


Comcast Cable Communications Inc. has expanded its
video-on-demand-programming lineup in northern New Jersey, mimicking the
expanded 1,000-hour lineup that debuted in Philadelphia last year.

Comcast serves 700,000 basic subscribers in the area, which includes Jersey
City, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Union and Toms River.

Content includes cable favorites, news, children's, sports and shopping.

Like Philadelphia, Comcast is using a SeaChange International Inc. server to
encode local NBC station content, including national programs like The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno
and NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.
Comcast is encoding the local news from WNBC-TV New York for viewers to watch at
a later time.

Showtime and The Movie Channel on Demand are also available, along with 200
movie titles from In Demand L.L.C.

Comcast said about one-half of its digital subscribers in the area are repeat
VOD users.