Comcast has launched the Xfinity TV Store — offering subscribers select movies for purchase several weeks ahead of DVD release – marking the cable giant’s entry into the electronic sell-through market to compete with iTunes, Amazon.com, Walmart’s Vudu and others.
Comcast’s new service offers titles for purchase on TV or online “weeks before they are available on DVD or for rental,” the company says on its marketing site. The cableco adds: “You can’t do this with satellite.” News of the forthcoming launch of the digital storefront leaked out last week.
The nation’s No. 1 pay TV provider, with 21.6 million video subscribers as of the end of September, is trying to carve out a piece of the $18 billion homevideo market. Comcast plays up the service as appealing to consumers who want to watch a title repeatedly, with the ability to watch them offline, as well as access to movies in “early Est” windows. »
- Todd Spangler
Similar News ItemsThe Hunger Games (2012)
- Sarah Paulson in negotiations to join cast of Ocean’s Eight (From Flickeringmyth. 26 August 2016, 10:00 AM, PDT)
- Sarah Paulson Being Eyed For Lead Role In Female Led Ocean’s Eight (From We Got This Covered. 25 August 2016, 4:57 PM, PDT)
- Sarah Paulson in Talks to Join ‘Ocean’s Eight’ (From Variety - Film News. 25 August 2016, 3:15 PM, PDT)
"Bates Motel" (2013)
- Emmy Predictions 2016: The Unconventional Dominate the Score and Sound Races (From Indiewire Television. 26 August 2016, 11:54 AM, PDT)
- Emmy Predictions 2016: The Unconventional Dominate the Score and Sound Races (From Indiewire. 26 August 2016, 11:54 AM, PDT)
- Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram is Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights (From DailyDead. 26 August 2016, 8:33 AM, PDT)
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
- Gal Gadot shares behind-the-scenes image of Wonder Woman from Batman v Superman (From Flickeringmyth. 25 August 2016, 3:58 PM, PDT)
- Jason Statham Wants No Part of Fast 8 Feud Between the Rock and Vin Diesel (From MovieWeb. 24 August 2016, 8:34 PM, PDT)
- How One Fan Helped Get Dwayne Johnson Cast in 'Fast and Furious' Instead of Tommy Lee Jones (From Movies.com. 24 August 2016, 3:00 PM, PDT)