Comcast Cable To Launch TV5Monde VOD Film Package

French-language network TV5Monde USA has launched a video on demand movie service on select Comcast Cable systems.

The TV5Monde Cinema On Demand service will premiere in 12 Comcast systems around the country offering on average 15 French-language movie releases a month, according to network officials. The VOD package will retail at $9.99 per month, which includes both the TV5Monde USA channel and unlimited film viewing on TV5Monde Cinema On Demand.  TV5Monde subscribers on Xfinity will also be able to access the Cinema On Demand service online at and through internet connected devices via the Xfinity app, said the network.

The service will initially be available to Comcast customers in San Francisco and Northern California, Denver, Miami and South Florida, Boston, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Houston, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Jersey, said network officials.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.