HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast and Texas Southern University (TSU) today announced plans to offer Xfinity On Campus to students. With this new service, students can now watch live TV, On Demand and recorded content on their IP-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and Roku players. The service is included with room and board and available to students living in on-campus housing.
Xfinity On Campus offers approximately 80 live channels including every major broadcast network as well as channels like Bravo, ESPN, FX and MTV through Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app and portal. The service also includes access to thousands of current TV shows and hit movies via Xfinity On Demand. Students can use the Xfinity Stream app away from campus to login and access TV Everywhere programming that’s part of their subscription.
“Texas Southern is proud to offer Comcast’s cutting-edge technology to our students and enhance their on-campus experience,” said Dr. Raphael X. Moffett, Vice President of Student Services. “Students in residential housing can utilize the service both for research and relaxation.”
“Bringing Xfinity on Campus to TSU is a true game-changer for students,” said Ralph Martinez, Senior Vice President for Comcast in Houston. “We know that this young generation of viewers consumes content while on the move, at their convenience, and across multiple devices. Xfinity on Campus meets this need and serves as a nice value add for students residing on campus.”
“Our IT staff has been working diligently to improve the technology experience for TSU students through new offerings and network enhancements,” said Luis Villarreal, Chief Information Officer, TSU Office of Information Technology. “Introducing Xfinity on Campus at TSU is another way we are providing optimum service to this tech-savvy generation.”
TSU students have the option to upgrade their Xfinity on Campus accounts to include a selection of premium channels including HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and STARZ as well as the Sports Entertainment Package.
Xfinity On Campus provides an opportunity to introduce a younger audience to Xfinity X1— Comcast’s next-generation video product currently enjoyed by residential customers nationwide. Xfinity X1 delivers an immersive and personalized entertainment experience across all devices in an interface that is sleek, intuitive, and makes search and discovery of content easier than ever.
Xfinity On Campus is easy and cost-effective for a university’s IT platform. Students can visit https://xfinityoncampus.com to register for the service using their school name and authenticate with their student user name and password. Once registered, students can watch programming anytime by downloading the Xfinity Stream app or by visiting https://tv.xfinity.com and logging in with their credentials.
About Texas Southern University
Texas Southern University (TSU) is a comprehensive, special-purpose institution providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues, and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. The University’s enrollment has a population of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate-school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students and many who are the first in their family to attend college.
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