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Comcast On Demand Heats Up for 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, has once again made its signature On Demand service the place for fans to turn for exclusive Pittsburgh Penguins programming as the team faces off against the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs.

“Road to the Cup” features the Voice of the Penguins, Mike Lange, and his radio color analyst, Phil Bourque, and is now available at no additional cost to all Comcast digital cable customers just by selecting the “Your Town” category from the On Demand menu and then the “Sports/Pens TV/Playoffs” folders.  The first show will recap the Penguins’ late-season surge, preview the team’s first-round series against the Flyers and take a look at the other seven first-round matchups in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

“Our region’s hockey fans remember last spring’s drive to the Finals quite well, and we’re all hoping to see this dynamic young team get back there and win the Stanley Cup,” said Linda Hossinger, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Three Rivers Region. “Comcast is proud to partner with the Penguins to give hockey fans fresh playoff insight and other features anytime they want them On Demand.”

New episodes of “Road to the Cup” will be presented throughout the Penguins’ Stanley Cup playoff run as part of the dynamic On Demand content in the Pens TV folder.  Other programming available includes:

>The entire Inside Penguins Hockey catalog from this season (Shows folder)

>A video tour of the Consol Energy Center construction site (Shows folder)

>The entire Penguins Show catalog, including the famous episode in which Evgeni Malkin makes pierogies (Episode 7, Shows folder)

>Marc-Andre Fleury’s trip to visit Franklin Regional students (Community folder)

>A video tribute to Sidney Crosby on the occasion of his 100th goal (Team folder)

The Pens TV programming complements other Penguins content found On Demand under the Fox Sports Pittsburgh (FSN) folder, including:

>“Hockeytahn,” a look at Pittsburgh’s hockey history

>Hockey 101 with Bob Errey

>Penguins Outtakes, a look at some not-ready-for-primetime clips

Comcast’s popular On Demand program library offers thousands of entertainment choices among its more than 10,000 programs available each month, including more than 1,000 choices in HD available at any time. Comcast customers have watched more than 11 billion On Demand programs since 2003, including more than 300 million in the Three Rivers Region.

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