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Multi-screen platform from Comcast allows wireless to video distribution service


 

Posted: 30 Oct 2006

A new multi-screen platform allowing content to be distributed via television, online and through wireless devices from Comcast Corp.. will be revealed next week As was announced by John Alchin, executive vice president and co-chief financial officer for Comcast the new platform will initially provide Halloween-related content such as horror movies when launched on Tuesday. "FearNet" service as it is called will be available through the company's video-on-demand service and Web site and through wireless devices, without any details on the wireless portion of the service from the company. About 99 percent of Comcast's cable territories are covered with 20 mHz of spectrum.

The company's chairman and chief executive officer, Brian Roberts noticed: “Potential uses for the spectrum at this point, is viewed as a strategic opportunity to put some capital into the spectrum. That allows us to now engage in a variety of conversations to see what are the best technologies, when is the best timetable. As we've said, we really want to see what consumers want, and we're going to explore that.”

Having a good relationship with Sprint the company would like to bring some products to market. This quarter the first products from Sprint Nextel's joint venture with four cable companies, including Comcast, are supposed to be launched in trial markets.

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