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brooks7
brooks7
7/13/2015 | 9:40:47 AM
Uh
Can you get an idea of what is actually new?

I can already stream live TV from the Xfinity App...

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cnwedit
cnwedit
7/13/2015 | 10:08:43 AM
Re: Uh
I actually note that in the story - used it a lot myself when I was a Comcast customer. And I have submitted that question to Comcast and will get an answer for you as soon as they respond. 
cnwedit
cnwedit
7/13/2015 | 10:16:10 AM
Re: Uh
And while I'm waiting for the definitive answer - one difference is there isn't a TV needed or "other devices" - which I assume means set-top boxes. 

So you could be an Xfinity broadband customer and use this to watch video on a laptop, phone or tablet in your home, without paying for the bigger cable package. 
brooks7
brooks7
7/13/2015 | 11:06:12 AM
Re: Uh
Sorry, I missed the line - it was right below an ad on my screen.

So, you think this might be a place that we can get content without a TV package?  Interesting.

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cnwedit
cnwedit
7/13/2015 | 11:07:26 AM
Re: Uh
That's what the OTT video trend is supposed to be about but again, I've asked Comcast to clarify. 
mendyk
mendyk
7/13/2015 | 11:53:25 AM
Re: Uh
This should attract tens of customers.
Atlantis-dude
Atlantis-dude
7/13/2015 | 3:46:20 PM
Re: Uh
Does this include live TV streaming as well or is it more like Netflix+Hulu ?
mendyk
mendyk
7/13/2015 | 4:27:08 PM
Re: Uh
My understanding is the initial version will be local broadcast TV and HBO only. Yes, at $15 a month it's cheap, but there's a lot that you're not getting for that low price.
kq4ym
kq4ym
7/14/2015 | 8:39:30 AM
Re: Uh
Aiming at a segment that "appears to target bargain cable users willing to pay a little extra for the OTT service on multiple devices in the home," may raise a bit of profit. I don't think I'm in that particular market segment but there must be millions who are.
mendyk
mendyk
7/14/2015 | 8:57:18 AM
Re: Uh
So far, all the OTT offerings from conventional providers are crafted first and foremost to either maintain or improve their profit margins, rather than being created first and foremost to address what they perceive as a serious threat to their business. This latest Comcast offer is just another in a growing group of undistinguished and indistinguishable "options" -- sort of like what's happening in the runup to the 2016 US Presidential election.
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