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1

What year was American Cable System founded by Ralph Roberts, Julian Brodsky and Daniel Aaron?

1963

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What year did Comcast launch a cloud-enabled video platform that transformed TV into an interactive , integrated experience?

2012, was when the X1 Entertainment Operating System launched

3

When was Comcast Center, the tallest building in Philadelphia built?

2008

4

In what year did Comcast acquire NBCUniversal?

2011 Comcast becomes Majority owner after acquiring 51% from GE2013 acquired remaining stake from General Electric Company

5

What year did Comcast and NBCUniversal bring the first multiplatform Olympics, breaking viewing records?

2012

6

What year did Comcast launch new xfinity tv go app with live streaming?

2013

7

In 1975, this iconic sketch show was created?

Saturday Night Live

8

In what year did Carl Laemmle found Universal Films?

1912

9

David Sarnoff founded broadcasting giant NBC in what year?

1926

10

Microsoft made a $1 billion investment in Comcast's "vision of technology" in what year?

1997

11

Considered as one of the most defining moments in the history of Comcast Corporation, what year was public stock offered?

1972 (CMCSA, CMCSK)

12

What year did Comcast become the nation's largest video company?

2002 (acquires AT&T Broadband)

13

The longest running public service campaign on network TV, "The More You Know" debuts?

1989

14

In what year did Comcast reach 30 billion On Demand entertainment views?

2013

15

The longest running show on TV, "Meet The Press" debut in what year?

1947

16

Xfinity Home Security launched in what year?

2011

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what is a cloud-enabled video platform that transformed TV into an interactive , integrated experience?

X1

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In 2014, Comcast announced construction of what building?

Comcast Innovation and Technology Center

19

In 2008, Comcast was one of the first providers to offer what?

On Demand streaming of TV shows and movies online via XfinityTV.com

20

What reinvented how viewers watch TV by allowing them to use their mobile devices to search across platforms and find what they want to watch, when and where they want to watch it.

Xfinity TV app

21

What was launched in 2012 to broaden the number of choices that the customer can watch?

Streampix

22

In what year was the Wizarding World of Harry Potter debuted?

2010

23

Comcast Labs opens Silicon Valley Center in what year?

2010

24

NBC Radio broadcasts Berlin Summer Olympics Live in what year?

1936

25

Our company's signature celebration of service and the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer event is called what?

Comcast Cares Day

26

Annual Comcast Cares Day effort launches in what year?

2001

27

Seinfield's Final Episode attracts 76 million viewers in what year?

1998

28

Which first blockbuster film in 1975 was successful and began an amazing legacy for the filmmaker Steven Spielberg at Universal?

Jaws

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E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial was the highest grossing film of which year and remains one of the most successful movies of all time in the United States?

1982

30

In 1952, this was the nation's first morning news program that debuted on NBC?

Today show

31

This iconic building opened in 1933 and has been NBC's headquarters since?

30 Rockefeller Center

32

In 2006, this became the #1 Cable network?

USA

33

Which program was launched in 2011 is the nation's largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program and has connected more than 500,000 familes and low-income Americans, to the power of the Internet in their homes?

Internet Essentials

34

What is part of NBCUniversal, develops and produces aware-winning and daring films that captivate audiences such as Brokeback Mountain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and ParaNorman?

Focus Features

35

In 2013, Comcast launched what two networks bringing great minority-owned and independent content to viewers nationwide?

Earvin "Magic" Johnson's ASPiRE and Sean "Diddy" Combs REVOLT

36

After Comcast acquired the majority share of NBCUniversal in 2011, Comcast's existing sports networks - Golf Channel, NBC Sports Network (Formerly Versus) and the Comcast SportsNet networks, combined with the NBC Sports portfolio (NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBC Sports Digital) to form what?

NBC Sports Group

37

In what year did Comcast launch its voice service and quickly grow to become the fourth largest phone service provider in the United States?

2005

38

In 2013, how many XFINITY Voice subscribers did we have?

over 10 million

39

In 1996, Comcast and which iconic entrepreneur joined together to create Comcast Spectacor, a leading company in the sports management and entertainment industries that provides top-tier experiences for fans in 46 of the 50 United States?

Ed Snider

40

Universal celebrated its Centennial Celebration, with a century of movie memories by marking its 100th anniversary in which year?

2012

41

The largest producer of Spanish-Language content in the U.S. launched in 2013?

Telemundo

42

Comcast began its leadership in sports programming as an original investor in what channel in 1994, and became a majority owner in 2003?

Golf Channel

43

On average, Comcast's network supports the delivery of how many emails, phone calls, and On Demand views every day?

136 million emails, 142 million phone calls, and 15 million On Demand views

44

Comcast becomes largest residential Internet Service Provider in what year?

2009

45

Comcast demonstrated a 1 gigabit per second connection and downloaded an entire season of 30 Rock in about a minute and a half in what year?

2011

46

In 2013, what become the country's fastest and largest WiFi network?

Xfinity WiFi

47

Comcast Corporation has been investing in innovation and technology since 1999 when it launched what fund led by one of Comcast's pioneers Julian Brodsky, to support entrepreneurs and startups building companies with big ideas and new technologies?

Comcast Interactive Capital

48

Comcast Interactive Capital has grown to become one of the most successful corporate venture capital initiatives among the Fortune 50, and is known today as what?

Comcast Ventures

49

In 2010, Comcast Interactive Capital and the NBCUniversal Peacock Equity Fund combined to create what?

Comcast Ventures

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In what year did Comcast, NBCUniversal and Twitter announce a first-of-its-kind partnership that links social conversations happening online to at the actual consumption of TV, movie, and sports content?

2013

51

NBC marked a major TV milestone when it became the first network to offer its entire primetime lineup in color in what year?

1965

52

In what year did NBC premiere The Tonight Show with Steve Allen, the first successful late night talk show on network TV?

1954

53

In 2005, Comcast teamed up with PBS, HIT Entertainment and Sesame Workshop to bring parents and kids a new concept and launched what first 24-hour preschool destination for children 2-5?

Sprout

54

In 2013, we're developing innovation solutions to enable people with disabilities to interact with mainstream mobile, online, and desktop user interfaces, including the first talking program guide and its called what?

Comcast Accessibility Lab

55

In 1989, Tom Brokaw covers the fall of the Berlin Wall live on what program?

NBC Nightly News

56

NBC's coverage of what movement in the 1950s and 1960s was pioneered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and coverage of the bus boycott in Alabama and school integration in Arkansas.

Civil Rights movement

57

Launched in 1989, this channel has changed the way investors, executives, and the world get their financial news?

CNBC

58

In what year did Comcast invest in the people, systems, and processes to bring small businesses Internet, Voice, and TV Services?

2006

59

In 2013, we launched what award-winning suite of cloud-based software business solutions?

Upware

60

In 2003, Comcast made a core investment in what channel to help bring African American programming to a wider audience of Americans?

TV One

61

In 1986, Comcast makes a smart founding investment in one of the world's leading TV and ecommerce retailers which is who?

QVC

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In 2011, Comcast and NBCUniversal create what to bring together business, entertainment, media, and civil rights leaders to advise our diversity and inclusion efforts within the company and in our community?

External Joint Diversity Advisory Council

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