Aug. 21, 2007
Comcast and the University of Notre Dame have announced the launch of Notre Dame ON DEMAND, a groundbreaking collaboration that delivers great sports-related programming to fans of the Fighting Irish in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois whenever they want to see it. The service, available at no additional cost to Comcast Digital Cable customers, brings hundreds of hours of exclusive programming, including coach/player interviews, daily football practice reports, pep rallies and press conferences to consumers on their own schedule.
The information featured through Notre Dame ON DEMAND expands the reach of content for fans of Notre Dame Varsity and Olympic sports, year round. The innovative agreement gives Comcast customers unprecedented access to an ever-expanding catalog of ON DEMAND material including:
Notre Dame press conferences, coaches/player interviews and features in other sports including men's & women's basketball, hockey, baseball, and others
- Olympic sports press conferences with head coaches
- Player interviews and features of Notre Dame student-athletes of all 26 Irish sports
Notre Dame Football press conferences
- Charlie Weis' weekly and post-game press conferences during Notre Dame football season.
Post-game and weekly press conferences
- Football practice reports
Special reports during football season by Jack Nolan of und.com & Notre Dame Sports Properties.
- Football Coaches/Players interviews and features
- Interviews with position coaches, players, as well as special feature interviews
Jack Nolan, and former Irish football All-Americans Reggie Brooks and Mirko Jurkovic provide expert analysis on Fighting Irish football
- Post-game radio show
- Football pre-game show on www.und.com
Live broadcasts outside Notre Dame Stadium for all home football games, featuring expert analysis on games and top performers
Football Kickoff Luncheons
- Friday football luncheon interviews with current players and head coach Charlie Weis
"Notre Dame ON DEMAND harnesses the breadth and depth of the University of Notre Dame's rich tradition of athletic excellence. We are excited to leverage our unique Get Local Video ON DEMAND platform to bring an exceptional array of content and benefits to the customers and communities we serve in Michigan, Chicago and Indiana," said Bill Connors, president, Comcast Cable Midwest Division.
"Comcast and University of Notre Dame have a strong, deeply-rooted partnership, and this offering embodies our mutual commitment to use our resources to entertain, enrich and enlighten."
"We are extremely excited about partnering with Comcast and its Get Local ON DEMAND platform to bring more University of Notre Dame content to our fans in the Midwest," said Boo Corrigan, Associate Athletics Director, University of Notre Dame.
"We are committed, along with Comcast, to providing unique and timely information on all our sports programs and the entire University."
New Notre Dame ON DEMAND programming will be added on a weekly basis. To view programs, Comcast Digital Cable customers can tune to Channel 1 on their Digital Cable lineup or press the ON DEMAND button on their remote control and select the following buttons:
Notre Dame ON DEMAND is part of Comcast's growing ON DEMAND lineup, which offers thousands of programs a month that can be viewed on a customer's own schedule. The ability to pause, fast-forward and rewind programs is just a few of the many added values available to Comcast Digital Cable subscribers.
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