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Comcast announces new Internet Plus offering streaming HBO and local TV

Comcast announces new Internet Plus offering streaming HBO and local TV

There are a lot of fans of TV shows on HBO that would like to get access to HBO Go without having to subscribe to traditional cable television. HBO hasn't offered the ability to purchase its network as a streaming channel only and may not ever offer that ability. If you happen to live in an area served by Comcast the cable provider has a new deal that is as close as you'll get to subscribing to HBO only via the Internet.

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Netflix and US cable companies finally talk set-top app integration

Netflix and US cable companies finally talk set-top app integration

US cable companies may finally be warming up to the idea of letting Netflix establish an app presence on set-top boxes, reports the Wall Street Journal. As we reported two weeks ago, no cable company had come remotely close to embracing Netflix's long-standing advances, but it looks like Comcast Corp. and Suddenlink Communications are now negotiating with the popular streaming video service. Still, no deals have been struck yet.

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Twitter TV: “See It” button launches Comcast TV from tweets

Twitter TV: “See It” button launches Comcast TV from tweets

Twitter and Comcast have inked a deal that will add a "See It" button to Xfinity TV, allowing live or DVR access to new TV show and movie content mentioned on Twitter right on the TV in their living room. The new button will show up for Comcast Xfinity TV subscribers around NBCUniversal content, and when pressed will offer the choice of watching the show there and then if it's currently playing, starting On Demand playback, or setting a DVR recording for an upcoming screening.

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Comcast reportedly making six-strikes alternative, pitching to other providers

Comcast reportedly making six-strikes alternative, pitching to other providers

The six-strike copyright system was leaked and talked about at length for many months, delayed once, and eventually launched back in February of this year. With it comes a series of warnings and eventual punishment on the behalf of many big-name ISPs for those caught pirating. Now sources have come forward to the folks over at Variety claiming that Comcast is working on an alternative system.

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Comcast Xfinity Prepaid TV launches with pay-as-you-go service

Comcast Xfinity Prepaid TV launches with pay-as-you-go service

In February, Comcast began testing a pre-paid Xfinity Internet service in a few states, and now has begun doing the same for a pre-paid cable TV service. Thus far, the service provider hasn't detailed what markets have access to the service, with its "Check Availability" tool not working presently. The plans have been detailed, however, and are available now for those who want to enjoy cable television as a pay-as-you go service.

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Comcast X2 entertainment platform unveiled with preference-learning “experience”

Comcast X2 entertainment platform unveiled with preference-learning “experience”

Comcast has announced the next generation of the Comcast X1, its entertainment platform. According to the provider, this new version offers a "personalized experience" that not only allows users to customize their dashboard, but also keeps an eye on the user's preferences and uses that information to adapt. The platform will be rolling out to Xfinity subscribers "later this year."

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Comcast rolls out 3800 Wi-Fi hotspots in Washington DC

Comcast rolls out 3800 Wi-Fi hotspots in Washington DC

Internet is a staple of modern existence, and whilst on the go we can typically access it via the 3G or 4G connection accompanying our cell phone. There are times when a Wi-Fi connection is more in tune with our needs, however, and while many cafes and similar offer free Wi-FI networks, there's still a notable lack of blanket networks offering coverage over large areas. Such is no longer the case for Xfinity customers in parts of Washington DC, where Comcast has launched 3800 hotspots.

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Comcast upgrades speeds for Xfinity Internet Performance users for free

Comcast upgrades speeds for Xfinity Internet Performance users for free

For those of you who are currently subscribed to Comcast's Performance Xfinity Internet speed plans, you're in for a treat. Comcast has decided to upgrade your data speeds at no added cost. Your download speeds will be increased from 15Mbps to 25Mbps, and your upload speeds will be increased from 2Mbps to 5Mbps. Comcast is upgrading its data speeds because it knows that there is a growing trend of consumers using more than one wireless device in their homes to access the internet.

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Twitter reportedly in talks with Viacom and NBC over content partnerships

Twitter reportedly in talks with Viacom and NBC over content partnerships

The folks at Bloomberg chatted with two sources said to be involved in some private talks that Twitter is undergoing with Viacom and NBCUniversal about offering their content on the microblogging service. The sources, who won't named, said that discussions with Viacom concern displaying TV show clips and ads, but the subject of its talks with NBCUniversal weren't specified.

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