Comcast goes global with Style


CANNES -- Newly created Comcast International Media Group has unveiled plans to launch a 24/7 version of its Style Network globally, with its first deals clinched in Africa and Poland.

In addition, the foreign sales arm of U.S. cable giant Comcast on Tuesday unveiled a suite of VOD channels that includes Style, E! Entertainment, the Golf Channel, G4 and Exercise TV.

"With this new VOD suite launch, we hope to leverage Comcast's status as pioneers in the VOD industry," CIMG president Kevin MacLellan said.

Also rolling out internationally for the first time is E! Online in localized versions in Canada, the U.K., Australia, Germany, Italy and France.