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Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Comcast's On Demand Service to Include Profiles of Washington, D.C.'s "Most Wanted"

Washington, DC The Metropolitan Police Department, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Comcast announced today the launch of Police Blotter On Demand, a public service initiative that will give area residents the opportunity to help the police locate fugitives from justice and provide information or tips on persons in question.

Police Blotter On Demand features regularly updated video profiles of individuals from Washington, D.C.'s "Most Wanted" list. Comcast Digital TV customers in the District of Columbia and the surrounding areas including Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George's County and Northern Virginia can view Police Blotter On Demand video profiles any time of the day or night at no additional cost. The profiles include information on how viewers with knowledge about the profiled individuals can contact the police anonymously.

"We are committed to promoting public safety and providing On Demand programming that is meaningful to our local community," said Fred Graffam, Comcast Regional Senior Vice President. "Police Blotter On Demand is another way Comcast is using its signature technology to make a positive difference."

"With Comcast's On Demand technology, we are able to use another resource to inform residents in the Metropolitan area and enlist their support in tracking down criminals," said Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier. "As law enforcement officers, we are committed to protecting our communities and keeping dangerous criminals off the streets, and with Comcast's Police Blotter On Demand, we hope to bring even more fugitives to justice."

"This creative partnership between the Metropolitan Police Department and Comcast will give District residents the unique opportunity to take action and work together with law enforcement to help reduce crime," said D.C. Mayor Fenty.

To view Police Blotter On Demand, Comcast Digital TV customers can tune to Channel 1 on their Digital TV lineup or press the On Demand button on their remote control, then click on the "Get Local" section. Police Blotter On Demand is available to Comcast Digital TV customers, which comprise nearly 80% of Comcast customers in the Washington, D.C. area.

For a sample of the programming, please visit the following Web address: http://comcastcreative.com/video/DC_PoliceBlotter.wmv

Comcast's signature On Demand service offers more than 18,000 entertainment programs each month, including 2,600 HD choices, available for Digital TV customers to watch any time, with the ability to pause, fast-forward and rewind. With more than 13 billion views to date, Comcast's On Demand service features everything from movies, music and top TV shows to the most popular kids, sports, lifestyle and local programs. Comcast customers are currently selecting On Demand more than 350 million times every month, with HD On Demand representing the fastest-growing category of content.

For more information regarding OCT, please visit the agency’s website: