Comcast Planning Rebranding, Expansion of Streaming Option

Comcast Planning Rebranding, Expansion of Streaming Option

On the other hand, Comcast said that its Stream TV was a "zero-rated" service. Consequently, traditional cable providers are finally starting to embrace more economical streaming alternatives to what can often be exorbitant monthly cable bills. Service is expected to launch in 3Q 2017. We don't know yet if streaming data generated by Xfinity Instant TV will count against the customer's data cap for the month yet.

Comcast has a trial run underway for a service dubbed Stream in select cities in five states - Michigan, Indiana, New Hampshire, Illinois, and MA.

That said, there are a few caveats to the Xfinity Instant TV service spotted by our sister-site Variety that are worth highlighting.

One thing that's going to set it apart from competitors like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue is that Xfinity Instant TV will only be offered to those who are already paying for the company's internet service.

Xfinity Instant TV will be released with the expectation that subscribers will move toward, and upgrade to Comcast's X1 platform over a time period.

USA broadcasting and cable giant Comcast is planning to rebrand and expand a streaming video option for broadband subscribers who do not wish to pay for a traditional cable package, according to a Reuters report. For subscribers opting for additional channels such as ESPN, the cost could go as high as $40 per month.

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Comcast Violating Net Neutrality Rules?

Comcast subscribers will likely not be charged against internet data caps.

Comcast's service is different in that it is limited to its territories and to its own broadband subscribers.

The company has always been accused of violating net neutrality laws by favoring its own service.

Comcast recently has concluded its proposed acquisition of certain useful assets of Icontrol Networks Inc., a major developer of Internet-of-Things (IoT) and smart-home products.

The new service sounds like it won't be that different from other live TV streaming packages we've seen.

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