Comcast is launching its personal streaming stay TV service
Comcast is launching a cable-free streaming service because it makes an attempt to stem subscriber losses and compete with rival companies, equivalent to Sling, Hulu + Stay TV and extra. The so-called Now TV will provide greater than 60 channels in addition to a subscription to Peacock Premium for $20 per 30 days—however the service comes with a catch.
To subscribe to Now TV, you’ll should be a buyer of the corporate’s Xfinity Web service.
“With content material and connectivity on the core of our firm, we’re uniquely positioned to construct and ship streaming leisure choices,” stated Dave Watson, president and CEO of Comcast Cable in a press release.
Whereas there are limitations on who can get Now TV, the service does come at a notably lower cost than its opponents. Hulu + Stay TV prices $70 per 30 days on common, whereas Sling TV begins at $40 per 30 days. Different streaming companies, equivalent to Fubo TV and DirecTV Stream, begin at roughly $70 per 30 days.
You do get extra channel choices with these companies, nevertheless. Now TV won’t function fashionable channels together with CNN, ESPN, MSNBC or Fox Information.
Included in NowTV are A&E, Afro, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC Information, Comedy.TV, Cooking, Crime + Investigation, Discovery, Discovery Life, Meals Community, FYI, Nice American Household, Nice American Dwelling, Get TV, Recreation Present Community, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Films & Mysteries, HGTV, The HISTORY Channel, Investigation Discovery, IFC, Justice Central, Lifetime, Lifetime Film Community, Magnolia Community, Navy Historical past, MotorTrend Community, OWN, Pursuit, Recipe.TV, Science Channel, Sony Films, Sundance TV, TLC, Journey Channel, Vice, WEtv and Climate Channel.
It would additionally provide 20 FAST (free ad-supported streaming TV) channels.
The service will launch within the “coming weeks,” Comcast stated.