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COOKIE JAR ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES NEW STREAMING DEAL WITH COMCAST’S NEW XFINITY STREAMPIX™ VIDEO SERVICE
Cookie Jar Signs-On as an Initial Content Provider for Comcast’s New Service
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Burbank (April 9, 2012) – Cookie Jar Entertainment, a global leader in children and family entertainment, and Comcast Cable, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services, have entered into a licensing agreement to provide content from Cookie Jar’s extensive library of popular children’s programming for instant streaming on Xfinity Streampix™, Comcast’s new subscription video service that enables Xfinity video customers to instantly view favorite movies and TV shows in and out of the home to multiple screens and devices including TVs, online platforms and mobile devices.
Families that subscribe to Comcast’s Xfinity Streampix™ can now instantly stream (across multiple platforms) classic, iconic children’s television shows from Cookie Jar Entertainment’s collection such as "Adventures of Paddington Bear," “Archies Weird Mysteries,” “Busy World of Richard Scarry,” “Busytown Mysteries,” “The Doodlebops,” “Heathcliff,” "Inspector Gadget," “Madeline,” “Sabrina, the Animated Series,” "Strawberry Shortcake," “Super Mario Super Show,” and “Wimzie’s House.”
“Xfinity TV is a one-stop source for the most video entertainment on any screen and it just keeps getting better,” said Marcien Jenckes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Services, Comcast, when announcing the new service. “Our goal is to consistently deliver greater value to our customers and to bring the best anytime, anywhere entertainment on multiple platforms. Streampix is another step moving TV Everywhere forward by giving customers access to an even greater library of popular choices to watch. This partnership with Cookie Jar, a leading programming provider of children’s content, has enabled us to launch Streampix with a line-up of very popular kids programming.”
“With both Cookie Jar and Comcast focusing on providing cross-platform experiences for consumers, we are very excited to be a launch partner for Comcast’s new Xfinity Streampix™," said Toper Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cookie Jar. “Comcast’s Xfinity TV is one of the best brands in family entertainment, and shows from Cookie Jar's episode library will be a powerful engine for offering great children’s entertainment choices.”
In the coming year, the Streampix service will make Cookie Jar’s content available on additional devices such as Xbox 360 and Android™-powered devices. Streampix will be included as part of many Xfinity triple-play packages, Blast!+ and Blast! Extra video/high-speed Internet packages, as well as separately for $4.99 a month with other video packages. With Streampix, the Xfinity TV service is a comprehensive video solution that lets users watch TV episodes of current seasons and complete past seasons of broadcast and cable hits. Xfinity TV also offers a suite of tools to personalize and manage viewing across screens for no additional charge through XfinityTV.com and the Xfinity TV app. Xfinity TV will continue to make more entertainment choices and personalization tools available across screens and through additional devices in the future.
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Cookie Jar Entertainment