Comcast has announced the launch of its video-on-demand (VOD) service in Utah, starting a roll-out in the greater Salt Lake area. Comcast is unveiling the service as it completes its $350 million network upgrade in Utah.
Comcast’s VOD service offers Comcast Digital Cable customers the ability to choose from movies, music, sports, news, instructional, religious and entertainment programming. In addition, viewers can rewind, fast forward and pause programs, and can store most selections for up to 24 hours from the time of ordering so they can watch shows whenever and however they like.
Comcast is offering substantial VOD programming from local programming sources, including KTVX TV News and Good Things Utah, KUTV TV News, University of Utah football and basketball from KJZZ, BYU-TV including LDS General Conference and KBYU TV programs.
During the past five years as part of its investment in Utah, Comcast has upgraded more than 8600 miles of its network, installed an additional 2000 miles of fiber optic cable, and added 149 new channels to the standard, digital and HDTV line-ups.