LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Comcast is expanding its
slate of new movies available on demand the same day as the DVD
The rollout is part of the Philadelphia-based cable
operator's previously announced Project Infinity, which aims to
expedite delivery of top Hollywood movies, network and cable TV
series in high definition to its 24.2 million subscribers.
A company rep said the VOD releases were separate from
ongoing video-on-demand DVD tests with studios and other cable
operators in Pittsburgh and Denver.
"Warner Bros. and New Line have started making select
titles available nationwide to Comcast and other cable
operators day-and-date with DVD," Comcast spokesperson Jenni
New movie titles include the Jodie Foster-starring "The
Brave One," which hits stores on DVD February 5; food-themed
comedy "No Reservations" (February 12); and "Rendition" and
"Michael Clayton," both February 19.
Other titles, also available in HD but already out on DVD,
include "Shoot 'Em Up," "Mr. Woodcock" and "Invasion."
In addition, "The Bourne Identity," "The Bourne Supremacy,"
"The Bourne Ultimatum" and the three "Rush Hour" films are
available as trilogies separately on VOD.