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Comcast to Offer ABC's Monday Night Football in HDTV; For the First Time Customers Will Have Access to Entire Regular Season Of Primetime Turnovers, Tackles and Touch Downs in Crystal-Clear High-Definition.

SEATTLE, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Cable Communications today announced an extensive lineup of football in high-definition for the 2003 season, led by ABC's award winning Monday Night Football. In addition to regular and post season games from KOMO 4 -- Comcast's high-definition television (HDTV) football offering will include 18 games from ESPN.

Comcast's carriage of NFL football in high-definition on KOMO 4 and ESPN makes Comcast's offering one of the most robust HDTV football packages available anywhere. To receive the games in high-definition, Comcast Digital Cable customers must have an HDTV set and an HD-enabled set top box, provided by Comcast.

ABC Monday Night Football games broadcast in HDTV is not a service that will be provided by satellite television providers. A special season-opening edition of Monday Night Football will be shown on Thursday, September 4. The first regular Monday Night Football game will be shown on September 8.

"We are thrilled to offer our customers the opportunity to view regular season primetime football in high-definition," said Rick Lang, Regional VP of Marketing for Comcast. "HDTV is the next best thing to watching the game live."

Comcast became one of the first cable companies to offer HDTV, with its launch in the Philadelphia market in November of 2001. The company now offers HDTV to 11.5 million customers in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The company's HDTV lineup in the Seattle metro area includes HBO, Showtime, ESPN HD, KCTS, a selection of 19 home Mariner games, and KOMO 4.

About Comcast

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Cable is a division of Comcast Corporation, a developer, manager and operator of broadband cable networks and provider of programming content. Operating in 17 of the United States' 20 largest metropolitan areas, Comcast is one of the leading communications, media and entertainment companies in the world. Providing basic cable, Digital Cable, high-speed Internet and telephone services, Comcast is the company to look to first for the communications products and services that connect people to what's important in their lives. The company's 55,000 employees, in six divisions, serve more than 21 million customers.

CONTACT: Steve Kipp of Comcast Cable Communications, +1-425-398-6150, or steve_kipp@cable.comcast.com.

CONTACT: Steve Kipp of Comcast Cable Communications, +1-425-398-6150, or steve_kipp@cable.comcast.com

Web site: http://www.comcast.com/
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