November 20, 2018
7850 Walker Drive,
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Re: Xfinity TV Channel Updates
Dear Sir or Madam:
We are committed to keeping you and our customers informed with Xfinity TV changes and enhancements. Below we share details regarding new programming that we are launching, the likely drop of Fuse from our line-up, and a general reminder about expiring programming contracts.
New Xfinity TV Channels
For our Digital Preferred customers, in December we will begin offering AFRO. AFRO, a channel from Afrotainment, is a 24-hour polycultural black network mainly broadcasting top-rated Nollywood and black movies, dramas, sitcoms, music, talk, and late night comedy shows. In January, we are launching CLEO TV as part of our Digital Preferred package. CLEO is a new channel from TV One and provides viewers with 24-hour lifestyle and entertainment programming, targeting Millennial and Gen X women of color.
Also starting in December, we are launching i24NEWS for our Digital Preferred customers with our X1 set-top boxes. i24NEWS is an Israeli international 24-hour news and current affairs television channel, which broadcasts in French, English, and Arabic.
We are also going to launch Newsmax TV starting in mid-December, which will be available on both our Digital Starter and Instant TV Sports & News genre pack. Newsmax TV is an American-based news and opinion network, currently reaching over 50 million homes.
Loss of Fuse Anticipated Effective January 1, 2019
We also wanted to remind you that Comcast’s programming agreement with Fuse expires on December 31, 2018, and we will no longer be able to distribute Fuse’s programming starting on January 1, 2019. We are communicating this likely change to our customers through a bill message.
General Reminder About Programming Contract Expirations
We regularly inform our customers in their bills and annual notices that we maintain an updated website (https://my.xfinity.com/contractrenewals/) and toll free number ((866) 216-8634)) to reflect the programming contracts that are set to expire in the coming months and the channels we might lose the rights to continue carrying.
We are excited about the additions to our robust entertainment offerings and for the opportunity to continue enhancing our Xfinity TV product. Please feel free to contact me at (301) 836-9519 if you have any questions or issues.
Manager, Government & Regulatory Affairs