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Comcast Serves Up Debates On Demand

Comcast Friday said it will offer the presidential and vice presidential debates On Demand to viewers one day after their original broadcast.

Its On Demand programming of the 2008 election will provide subscribers access to more than 30 hours of coverage.

"With such a close race, Comcast customers benefit from the ability to conveniently research candidates right on their TV with our thorough On Demand coverage of the debates, both conventions and other great related content," Derek Harrar, Comcast’s general manager and senior vice president, video services, said in a statement. "Elections On Demand is the American way—what you want, where you want it, when you want it."

The debates, which are being provided by C-SPAN, will be added to the video-on-demand library that includes coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions, major speeches from the candidates and Spanish language content. As soon as each debate takes place, it will be made available the next day in the “Top Picks” folder under “Elections.” Additional election programming can be found On Demand in the “News & World” folder under “Elections 08.”