Comcast to Take On Netflix
Washington, D.C. (September 16,
2010) -- Comcast says it's
getting ready to compete head-to-head with Netflix's video
streaming service, according to an article by Home Media
Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis told a financial conference
yesterday that the cable operator's Xfinity Broadband service is
designed to offer movies and TV shows streamed over the Net.
Netflix now offers thousands of programs via Broadband lines on
such devices as the XBox 360, Blu-ray players and even the new
Apple TV set-top. The lineup includes HD and SD programming.
But Comcast says it can compete effectively with Netflix.
"I think we have
all the ingredients to compete effectively with
the Netflix offering,” Angelakis said, according
to Home Media. “It boils down to us taking those
ingredients and executing better with a specific
The Comcast executive did not say exactly when,
or where, its Net streaming service will be
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