Entertainment News: Xfinity Watchathon Offers More Than 10,000 Free Films & TV, May 11-17, 2020

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CHICAGO – Comcast announced last week that the Xfinity Watchathon Week 2020 will take place from May 11th through the 17th. Included in the free offerings for customers will be the Hulu originals “Little Fires Everywhere” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and other original shows from EPIX, STARZ and SHOWTIME channels. The Watchathon will be available on the X1, Flex and Xfinity Stream platforms.

“Over the past month, with so many customers still at home, we’ve not only seen a 50 percent increase in Xfinity On Demand viewing across all genres of programming, but we’re noticing other interesting trends … like a double-digit growth for discovery-related voice commands such as ‘what to watch’ and ‘surprise me,’ said Rebecca Heap, Senior Vice President, Video & Entertainment, Comcast. “Watchathon Week lets customers enjoy free access to the best shows and movies they haven’t had the chance to watch and that everyone has been talking about, no strings attached.”

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Xfinity Watchathon Week 2020
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In total, more than 10,000 TV series and movies are available for free from more than 70 networks and streaming services including Acorn TV,  A&E,  AFRO, Aspire TV, Bravo, Bluprint, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Cine Mexicano, DOGTV, EPIX, FOX, HBO, HISTORY Vault, Hitz, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Club, NBC, Nick Jr., MTV, National Geographic, Pantaya, PlayKids, REVOLT, SHOWTIME, STARZ, TBS, USA Network, VH1 and Hulu (now available via subscription on X1 and Flex). Additionally, Xfinity customers can enjoy the new Peacock platform from NBCUniversal – now available as an early preview to X1 and Flex customers – with over 15,000 hours of shows and movies included at no additional cost all the time.

For complete information on Comcast’s Xfinity Watchathon Week, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2020 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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    CHICAGO – Comcast announced last week that the Xfinity Watchathon Week 2020 will take place from May 11th through the 17th. Included in the free offerings for customers will be the Hulu originals “Little Fires Everywhere” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and other original shows from EPIX, STARZ and SHOWTIME channels. The Watchathon will be available on the X1, Flex and Xfinity Stream platforms.

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