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CBU and Comcast Partner to Offer Free Streaming TV for Students

Students Residing On Campus Can Now Watch Live TV & On Demand Programming Across Devices through ‘XFinity on Campus.’

Students Residing On Campus Can Now Watch Live TV & On Demand Programming Across Devices through ‘XFinity on Campus’

Christian Brothers University (CBU) has announced the launch of Xfinity On Campus, a service that lets its students watch live TV and On Demand content on their IP-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones. The service is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing.

Xfinity On Campus offers more than 100 live streaming channels including every major broadcast network, as well as channels like AMC, Bravo, Comedy Central, ESPN, FX and MTV. The service also includes access to 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.

"CBU has spent the last several years modernizing the campus network, allowing us to launch innovative services like Xfinity On Campus," said Aaron Lamey, CBU Director of IT Infrastructure & Support. "This new service meets the needs of our resident students in an exciting way, and we are proud to lead the region in offering XOC.”

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. and are watching more TV on computers, tablets and smartphones than ever before. At the same time, 106 million Americans watch TV online today, and that number is expected to grow to 145 million by 2017.

“CBU is among the first institutions of higher learning in Tennessee to offer the cutting-edge experiences that Xfinity on Campus provides,” said Larry Williamson, Area Vice President for Comcast. “We appreciate CBU’s partnership in this important technology investment for students.” Comcast has also partnered with Tennessee State University and Lipscomb University in Nashville to launch Xfinity on Campus.

Students can also upgrade their Xfinity On Campus accounts to include a selection of premium channels, including HBO, Showtime, and STARZ, as well as the Sports Entertainment Package, which includes popular channels like ESPN Goal Line.

How it works:
Students are asked to visit, type in their school name, authenticate with their student user name and password, and then click the "Start Watching" button. Once authenticated, students can watch anytime by simply visiting and clicking on the "Start Watching" button or by downloading the Xfinity TV app. Off-campus, students can use their CBU email credentials to authenticate and access programming via third-party TV Everywhere sites and apps.

Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.

Posted by Cory Dugan at 9:06 AM