Comcast Partners With Skype To Bring HD Video Calling To Your TV

Jun 13, 2011
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If you're a Comcast customer, it looks like you may soon be able to make HD video calls from your TV. Comcast and Skype have just announced today that they are partnering to put together such a service, although no specific dates and pricing were confirmed.

Comcast already offers phone services to about 8.5 million customers. With the increasing popularity of video calling and more television sets coming equipped with built-in cameras, the Comcast and Skype partnership seems like a good move to jump into this arena and increase their service offerings.

The new service will come with a monthly fee, although how much has yet to be revealed. Customers that sign up for the service will receive an adapter box and a camera mount for their TV and be able to make an unlimited number of video calls for no additional fee.

The service will start with 720p resolution that will eventually be bumped to 1080p. However, Comcast is still figuring out how they will go about bundling the service. It will require at least 1.5 megabits per second download speeds but won't necessarily require Comcast voice and TV services.

[via SeattleTimes]


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