Comcast hosts Boston event to mark the Winter Olympics

BOSTON — Comcast hosted more than 100 guests at its “Winter Olympics with Xfinity” event at Boston Winter featuring 1980 USA Hockey “Miracle on Ice’’ Olympic gold medalist Jim Craig and Consul General Kim Yonghyo from the Korean Consulate in Boston.

The event also included a curling demo on the Boston Winter ice featuring members of the North End Curling Club (which ended up attracting participants from the MIT Curling Club, Cape Cod Curling Club, South Shore Curling Club and others in the Boston area). [Editor’s Note: Curling is that sport on the ice that involves people with brooms. And yes, it is way harder than it looks.]

Notable attendees included: Bill Fine of WCVB-TV; Sandra Lopez Burke of City Year Boston; Tracy Pitcher, SVP of Comcast’s Greater Boston Region; Ted Dalton of the Boston Celtics; Alberto Vasallo III, President of El Mundo Boston; Angel Salcedo, Encuentro Latino; Yadires Salcedo, WBZ; and Josh McCall, CEO of Jack Morton Worldwide.

When the Winter Olympic Games formally open on Thursday, Feb. 8, in PyeongChang, South Korea, X1 customers can: Xfinity TV customers will find a whole of extra ways to enjoy the action at the fingertips — or at the tip of their tongue,
Xfinity TV customers can find all of the Olympics content by simply saying “Olympics Home” in their X1 Voice Remote.

The NBC Primetime Show begins Feb. 8 with coverage available via NBCUniversal networks including NBC, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), USA Network, CNBC, and the Olympic Channel. X1 Customers Will Enjoy 50 New Olympics Virtual Channels, New Voice Controls, Athlete Profiles, Real-time Stats, Daily Summaries, and Medal Counts.

“Our goal is to raise the bar for the modern-day Olympics viewing experience across platforms, and experiment with new features and functionality that will surprise and delight our customers in exciting new ways,” said Matt Strauss, Executive Vice President, Xfinity Services.

X1 customers will enjoy easy access to all 2,400+ hours of NBC Olympics’ live, on demand and streaming coverage—the most ever for a Winter Games—in one place. And for the first time, all Xfinity TV customers will be able to access this comprehensive NBC Olympics dashboard across devices with the Xfinity Stream app and web portal.

All photos are by Bill Brett.

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