Flash Powers Comcast.net's Innovative Video Browser

Comcast Invents a Solution
In an nutshell, the ideal solution would let you see all your options at a glance, easily select and sample them, and make it easy to watch your choice. The Fan is Comcast's innovative effort to combine the best features of the TV environment with the powerful interactivity that the Web provides.

Figure 1

Details about each clip appear in the center of the Fan as you pass your mouse cursor over the video thumbnail images. Click one and it plays right in the hub of the Fan, mini-sized (above). Click on it and it expands to a satisfying 480x360 (below).

Figure 2

The data driving the Fan is dynamic. Whether it's the 14 latest videos, the top 14 most popular, or the results of a user search, the Fan display provides the interface for scanning and sampling the video.

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