Comcast IPTV trial for schools reaches Bridgewater College

bridgewater-logo2A free service that lets college students stream live TV and On Demand content directly to their computers, laptops and mobile devices anywhere on campus has come to Bridgewater College.

Xfinity On Campus, a creation of Comcast, will give Bridgewater students access to approximately 80 live cable channels including every major broadcast network, as well as cable channels such as SMC, ESPN, FX and MTV. Students can also gain access to thousands of current-season television shows and hit movies.

While off campus, students will be able to use their Bridgewater College credentials to authenticate and gain access to online programming that is part of their subscription.

“There’s a wealth of fantastic TV programming available today and our students increasingly want it on their terms – when and where they want it,” said Abbie Parkhurst, Bridgewater College spokesperson. “We’re thrilled to work with Comcast and offer Xfinity On Campus to our students. Not only does it give them a robust collection of the content they want to watch today, but it delivers it to them in a way that’s intuitive, seamless and tailored for their busy, on-the-go lifestyles.”

Xfinity On Campus requires only one piece of on-premise equipment, making it easy and cost-effective for Bridgewater’s IT department to manage and maintain. To get the full service, students must live on campus and be on the college’s network. They can sign in with their college credentials via XfinityOnCampus.com or by downloading the Xfinity On Campus app.

Bridgewater is one of a handful of East Coast colleges that are testing or preparing to test Xfinity on Campus. They include Lasell College, the University of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Drexel University and Emerson College.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate students.

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