Comcast is Wanting To Enter the Good TV Wars

Comcast desires to show the software program operating on its set-top packing containers into an working system for good TVs, Protocol reported Friday, citing a number of business insiders with information of the corporate’s plans. From the report: The corporate started pitching TV producers on the thought in current months and had some conversations on the topic at CES in January. It is unclear how far these talks have progressed, however the push underlines the rising significance of good TVs as a serious platform for the way forward for leisure. On the heart of those discussions has been Comcast’s X1 platform, which the corporate constructed as an working system for its personal set-top packing containers over the previous decade. Along with operating on the corporate’s cable packing containers, X1 additionally powers Flex, the Roku-like streaming {hardware} launched by Comcast final yr. Comcast has additionally for a while pitched X1 to fellow cable operators. Cox, for example, runs X1 {hardware} and software program underneath its Contour model, and Constitution executives have publicly acknowledged that the 2 firms have been negotiating an identical licensing deal.

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