Comcast to move into digital movies

Reports are stating that Comcast, the largest cable company and home Internet service provider in the US,  intends to begin selling movies for download and streaming, providing a way for Comcast subscribers to purchase movies they can watch anytime on a TV, computer or mobile device, as well as a new avenue for Hollywood studios to generate revenue.

These unconfirmed reports suggest that customers will be able to buy the titles – some of which are expected to come from Comcast-owned Universal Pictures – through the on-demand menu accessible with a Comcast set-top box, or on the Xfinity website.

The new service could start by the end of the year with a range of new releases, older movies and TV shows from a number of Hollywood studios.


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