Tuesday night, Comcast Corporation and EVP David L. Cohen hosted an Olympics viewing reception in the Comcast Center lobby. Comcast and NBCUniversal demonstrated to hundreds of guests how they are delivering the most comprehensive and technologically advanced viewing experience for any Winter Games — and recording number of people watching over the air as well as live streaming on the Internet. In addition to watching Olympics content on The Comcast Experience video wall, attendees interacted with the company’s newest technologies, including the X1 entertainment operating system, 4K ultra high-definition content, SEEiT (Comcast’s new partnership with Twitter), and cloud DVR.
Several former Olympians were in attendance along with members of the Philadelphia Curling Club, and guests got to have their pictures taken in a real bobsleigh. It was a very spirited party, and everyone was given Sochi Olympics pins to wear and American flags to wave. Guests were also treated to samplings of Russian cuisine and drinks throughout the evening.
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From left: Paul Levy, executive director of Center City District, Mark Segal, PGN, Carrie Rickey, film critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sharon Pinkenson, Greater Philadelphia Film Office, and David Lipson, president, Philadelphia and Boston Magazines
From left: Kelly Argoe, Jim Birch and Allen Drucker.
Jill Michal, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, and Andrew Michal, KPMG.
From left: Brad Denenberg, founder of Seed Philly, Councilman David Oh and Robert Yerkov Jr. legislative director for City Councilman Brian J. O’Neill.
From left: Kathleen Duffy Bruder, deputy chief of staff at the office of the governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and M. Walter D’Alessio.
From left: Keeya Branson-Davis and Shonda McClain.
Members of the Philadelphia Curling Club demonstrate how to play the sport on the X1 Entertainment Operating System.
From left: Lexie Norcross and Leah Kauffman, both of Philly.com.
Joe Weiss, chairman of Electronic Ink, and Alan Greenberger, deputy mayor for economic development and director of commerce.
From left: Ahmeenah Young and Roy McPhearson.
From left: Tami Sortman, Lundy Law, Danielle Cohn, DiscoverPHL and Anne Nevins, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.
Ready for their close-up, from left: Keith Jones, Brittney Shipp, Rosemary Connors, Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz and Anzio Williams, NBC10 news director.
Vicki Huber-Rudawsky, a two-time Olympian in track and field and Rob Cragg, 1976 diving team.
From left: Charisse R. Lillie, vice president of community investment for Comcast and president of the Comcast Foundation, and Jamila Patton.
From left: Marie Bonna, Kathleen Sullivan, Councilman Jim Kenney and David L. Cohen, EVP Comcast.
Kevin Gregg and Cherri Gregg, community affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio 1060.
Karen Buchholz, vice president of administration for Comcast Corporation, and Peter Madden, AgileCat.
From left: Sharon Coghlan, chief counsel, commercial banking group at PNC Bank, and Rhonda R. Cohen.