Tom Blaxland

Richard Hammond launches 'Crash Course' (Photo: Gilles Mingasson for BBC AMERICA)

‘Top’ Guy Richard Hammond Shifts Gears in ‘Crash Course’

Let’s just get it out of the way up front…Richard Hammond has sold his Lamborghini. If you know “Top Gear,” BBC’s worldwide hit automotive series, then you know for years on that show Hammond has been reviewing ridiculously expensive cars with his co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James May. He knows his way around exotic automobiles […]

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Showtime is Coming to Xfinity TV

Announced this morning was an exciting 10 year deal between CBS and Comcast for retransmission consent and On Demand access. What may have been missed in that release, was the VERY exciting news that Showtime will be coming to the Xfinity TV site very soon. As many of you know, Xfinity TV already has premium […]

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A New Way To Browse

A little known fact about Fancast is that generally the most visited page on our site is our Full Episodes Page. For quite a while it’s had a kooky design…a VERY long text list of shows you could watch. And that design was not accidental. We repeatedly tested it with real users to find out […]

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We’re Number One!

A great way to start the new year is to be named #1 in a list of the Ten Sites That Will Matter in 2010. We are lucky enough to have started off the year in this fashion, with PCWorld placing us first on their list. Author Mark Sullivan notes: “I’ve been waiting for Comcast […]

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Giving Thanks

Well it’s that time of year again…time for a little reflection on the year that was. We’ve had a great run in 2009 here and I’d like to take a moment to call out a few things we are thankful for as we pass the turkey around the Fancast HQ dinner table this week. Our […]

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Celebrating Fall TV with a Bang

Fall TV is here: you can smell it in the air. The leaves are turning, the new shows are debuting and cliffhangers from the spring will now be resolved. Such a beautiful time. As you know, we here at Fancast love TV as much as anyone, so the Fall TV season is dear to our […]

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Comcast TV…Meet Fancast!

A few months ago we noticed what may have been obvious to our customers, that we here at Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) had built and were maintaining two completely separate TV sites: Fancast and Comcast.net/TV. Both had big followings, both had great content and great editors. It suddenly became clear to us that we should […]

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Discovery Joins Comcast’s On Demand Online Trial

Discovery Channel to Join Comcast’s Nationwide On Demand Online Trial Beginning This Week With Some of Network’s Most Popular Shows and Worldwide Premieres Shows Including Emmy®-Nominated MAN VS WILD plus STORM CHASERS, VERMINATORS and Premiere Series, SWORDS to Be Available Online to Consumers Silver Spring, MD and Philadelphia, PA – August 13, 2009 Discovery Communications […]

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Fancast Trivia Featured on Mashable

Mashable has a nice article on social media marketing titled “10 Creative Contests Powered by Social Media“. Number 3 on the list features our own Fancast Trivia game on Twitter. If you’d like join the Trivia game each Tuesday, simply follow @FancastTrivia. Follow Fancast Product on Twitter: @fancastproduct Follow Fancast Product via RSS To see […]

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On Demand Online Technical Trial Has Begun With 5,000 Users

Today Comcast announced during an earnings call that it had started a technical trial of On Demand Online. On Fancast and Comcast.net, five thousand Comcast customers are now enjoying the benefits of viewing online content that is tied to their cable subscription. Associated Press reported this morning: “The company (Comcast) said it began trials of […]

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