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Lasell College Students Part of Trial Program to Offer TV Content via Devices
August 21, 2014
Lasell College is one of a handful of colleges participating in a trial of Xfinity On Campus that lets students watch live TV and On Demand programming across devices. The program begins this fall semester.
The service, which is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing, will be available this fall at Lasell as well as Bridgewater College, Drexel University, Emerson College, and the University of Delaware. In addition, several schools, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of New Hampshire, will also trial the program with students this fall.
The cost of cable services for students did not increase as a result of this new service, according to Deborah Gelch, Chief Information Officer for the College.
"Lasell College has adopted Comcast's streaming IPTV services to provide students with college generated academic and traditional cable TV content on demand wherever and whenever on campus via portable devices," said Gelch.
According to Comcast, Xfinity On Campus offers approximately 80 live cable channels including every major broadcast network as well as channels like AMC, Bravo, Comedy Central, ESPN, FX and MTV. Students also can access thousands of current season TV shows and hit movies via Xfinity On Demand. While off campus, students can use their university credentials to authenticate and access online programming that's part of their subscription via TV Everywhere websites and apps such as WatchESPN and FXNOW.
Xfinity On Campus customers can also upgrade to a selection of premium channels, including HBO, Showtime, STARZ, as well as the Sports Entertainment Package, for an added fee.
For more information about the new service visit the Xfinity website.