Sunday, October 26, 2014 · 12:22 a.m.
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This weekend, Comcast customers will have access to free Showtime programming. (Photo: Contributed)

This weekend, all Chattanooga Comcast Xfinity TV digital customers—including those who don’t subscribe to Showtime—will get its content for free.

“Comcast is always looking for new ways to serve our Chattanooga customers,” Vice President and General Manager for Comcast in Chattanooga Jim Weigert said in a prepared statement.

Between Friday and Sunday customers will have free access to content on Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity TV.com and through the Xfinity TV app.

“We are pleased to be able to give our customers a free sample of the outstanding programs Showtime has to offer, at home, online and on the go from their smart device,” Weigert said.

Chattanooga resident Bijan Dhanani said he already has Showtime, but now that the season of one of his favorite shows, "Dexter," is over, he is considering canceling it.

"I don't think they have a good movie selection," he said. 

Chattanooga resident Emily Barnett doesn’t currently subscribe to Showtime, but said she will check it out this weekend, and she is happy to hear about the free content. 

“I think free weekend offers are fantastic,” she said. “I appreciate it any time a utility gives back a little bit.”

She isn’t sure the free weekend offer will prompt her to add Showtime. If she found a Showtime series she wanted to watch, she would probably buy it on iTunes, she said.

Showtime highlights this weekend include:

—Series premiere of “House of Lies,” a new show starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell.

—Season premiere of “Californication,” starring David Duchovny.

—Movies such as “The King’s Speech,” “Blue Valentine” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

—Showtime sports, including championship boxing and strikeforce MMA.

—TV episodes such as “The Big C,” “Weeds” and “Dexter.

Customers can access the “freeview” by visiting their Xfinity On Demand menu and selecting “top picks” or by choosing Showtime in the premium channels menu selection.

They can also access the “freeview” online at XfinityTV.com and through their Xfinity TV app. 

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