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Comcast's Xfinity On Campus Signs Another School

Rider University, a school with campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton, N.J., is the latest to sign on for Xfinity On Campus, Comcast’s IP-based multiscreen service that’s tailored for college students.

Rider, which has more than 4,300 undergraduate students and about 1,000 graduate students, is currently trialing Xfinity On Campus. A formal launch date has not been announced.

Rider joins a growing list of schools that are on board with Xfinity On Campus, a service that's powered by Comcast’s X1 platform, offering a mix of linear TV, VOD, premium channels, and sports package via the partner school’s managed campus WiFi network to laptops, tablets and smartphones. Xfinity On Campus also enables students to use their credentials to tap into authenticated TV Everywhere apps such as WatchESPN. Comcast is also working with Regis College; Dartmouth College; California State University, Chico; Bridgewater College; Emerson College; Lasell College; Drexel University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Northwestern University; the University of Delaware; and the University of New Hampshire.

Following a trial period, Comcast launched Xfinity On Campus commercially last fall.

Philo, a Boston-based startup, has developed a similar on-campus IP video platform, as has Cox Communications via its Campus Connect platform