Comcast Announces Family Tier New Programming Package Will Offer 35-40 Family-Friendly Channels



    PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   CMCSA, CMCSK), the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment
 and communications products and services, today announced it will launch a
 Family programming package with an average of 35-40 channels beginning in
 early 2006.  The new Family Tier will include 16 family-friendly programming
 networks of primarily G-rated content as well as all local/national broadcast
 channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, UPN, WB, FOX and PBS), religious broadcast
 programming and significant Hispanic programming, including the Univision and
 Telemundo networks, and public access programming.
     In addition to the 20-25 channels that customers receive on the Basic
 Cable Tier, Comcast's Family Tier will include:
 
      * Disney Channel                      * HGTV
      * Toon Disney                         * Food Network
      * PBS KIDS Sprout                     * DIY
      * Discovery Kids                      * CNN Headline News
      * Science Channel (Discovery)         * The Weather Channel
      * Nickelodeon/Nick Too                * National Geographic
      * Nickelodeon GAS (Games and Sports)  * C-SPAN
      * TBN (Trinity Broadcasting)          * C-SPAN 2
 
     "Offering a Family Tier to our customers is one more step in Comcast's
 efforts to provide a broad array of family-friendly programming," said Steve
 Burke, Chief Operating Officer of Comcast.  "The Family Tier will include some
 of our most popular children's, Hispanic and religious programming, as well as
 broadcast networks and local access channels."
     These channels primarily feature TV-G content and:
 
      * have limited "live" entertainment programming
      * encompass a broad range of general entertainment and family programming
      * are widely distributed across Comcast cable systems
      * meet existing contractual programming agreements
 
     Customers who select the Family Tier programming package will pay an
 average of $31.20 per month.  The pricing and channel lineup will vary by
 market and will be based on the cost of Comcast's Basic Cable Tier at a
 national average price of $12 (locally regulated), the 16 Family Tier channels
 for $14.95, and a digital cable set-top box with a national average price
 (also regulated) of $4.25.
     The Family Tier will be launched throughout Comcast's national footprint
 in markets that have Digital Cable service (about 99 percent of Comcast's
 markets).  Customers will need a digital cable set-top box that also offers an
 on-screen interactive program guide and easy-to-use parental control features.
 All 16 channels in the Family Tier also will continue to be available as part
 of other existing packages.
     For more information about Comcast's Family Tier, customers can call
 866-781-1888.  Information also will be available on the Company's Web site,
 http://www.comcast.com.
 
     About Comcast Corporation
     Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:   CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the
 nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products
 and services. With 21.4 million cable customers, 8.1 million high-speed
 Internet customers, and 1.2 million voice customers, Comcast is principally
 involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable
 networks and in the delivery of programming content.
     The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment
 Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS
 Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a
 majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the
 Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball
 team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia. Comcast Class A common
 stock and Class A Special common stock trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market under
 the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.
 
 

SOURCE Comcast Corporation

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