Comcast to launch Xfinity X1 in Philadelphia

Company plans to expand rollout to several more cities before year's end
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Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) will soon launch its Xfinity X1 video service in Philadelphia, the MSO told the Philadelphia Business Journal on Friday.

After testing the advanced video service in Augusta, Ga., Comcast launched X1 in Boston in May. It timed the debut for The Cable Show convention, which was held in Boston. X1 runs on the XG1 home video gateway from Pace (LSE: PIC.L), which contains six tuners and 500 GB of storage. 

Comcast has also launched X1 in Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn. Executives have said the company plans to expand the rollout to several other markets by the end of the year.

In addition to giving subscribers a cloud-based user interface and a recommendation engine that suggests titles based on viewing history, X1 offers access to apps for Facebook, Pandora Internet Radio and Twitter.

For more:
- the Philadelphia Business Journal has this story
- Light Reading Cable has this story

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