Oxygen to Breathe in Philadelphia, Boston

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Oxygen became available to Comcast Corp.’s digital customers in Boston Wednesday and will hit the air in the MSO’s home base of Philadelphia next week.

The women’s-aimed network was rolled out into the nation’s fifth largest DMA via launches on Comcast Digital Plus package in Beantown, as well as New Haven and Hartford, Conn.

The service is slated to hit Philadelphia, the city’s suburbs and central Pennsylvania on Dec. 20, according to network officials. The markets will carry Oxygen video-on-demand programming as part of Comcast’s On Demand service.

The rollouts, following launches in Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco and Dallas emanating from a distribution accord reached three months ago, will push Oxygen’s subscriber base to some 58 million homes, according to network officials.