Comcast's ‘Watchathon’ Once Again Highlighted by ‘Game of Thrones’ Catch-Up Opportunity

Seventh annual VOD smorgasbord, which kicks off Monday, will also feature 'This Is Us,' 'Billions' and 'The Hills'
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Comcast’s annual VOD sampling/bingeing fest, known as the Xfinity Watchathon, is set for April 8-14 and will once again be keynoted by a catch-up opportunity for Game of Thrones, with the previous seven seasons of the HBO hit series available leading up to the April 14 final-season premiere.

This year’s Watchathon will include every show of every season for more than 200 series, as well as access to more than 70 networks and streaming services, all available to Comcast’s pay TV users at no extra charge.

Featured shows also include A&E’s 60 Days In, Acorn TV’s Manhunt, Epix’s Punk, HBO’s Veep, MTV’s The Hills, NBC’s This is Us and Showtime’s Billions.

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More than two dozen SVOD services will also be available for sampling without any needed authentication.

The event will augmented by the latest X1 Voice Remote commands—for example, saying “Xfinity Home Watchathon” will dim any connected living room lights.

“Last year, our highest day of on demand viewing happened during Xfinity Watchathon Week and we are excited to once again offer this event to our customers with more great content to enjoy across networks, studios and streaming partners,” Daniel Spinosa, VP of video entertainment services for Comcast Cable, said in a release. 

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