Comcast’s Web TV Streaming Service, xfinity TV, Launches Nationwide; Paramount to Sell Movie Clips Online
Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 by Devindra Hardawar
Several months ago, Comcast announced their “TV Everywhere” program, which would allow subscribers to view their television programming on the web via Comcast.net, or Fancast.com. Comcast has been testing the service in a few markets since then, and today they’ve announced that it’s going nationwide. It’s also now called “xfinity TV”, because I guess TV Everywhere just made too much sense.
While the name is pretty Comcastic (and not in a good way), the service seems like a fantastic deal for Comcast customers. Xfinity TV (uhg) will offer subscribers 27 channels, including cable darlings like HBO and Cinemax. Currently, you have to subscribe to both Comcast TV and broadband to use the service, but they say that eventually any Comcast subscriber will get access (but most likely not to premium content like HBO).