/// Yet Another Streaming Service: Comcast’s Xfinity Streampix

February 21, 2012  |  Media Week

All right, it's more or less raining new streaming services at this point. Comcast is the latest company to unveil a new streaming VOD client, hot on the heels of competitor Verizon a scant two weeks ago. The service will be called Streampix, it will play on the Xbox 360 and Android phones, and while it won't come with a fruit basket and a note begging you not to cancel your cable subscription, the message is pretty clear. The service will be available exclusively to Xfinity customers for free on the higher-end packages and as a $4.99-a-month add-on on others. At launch, it will include past full seasons of 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy , Heroes , Lost , Married…With Children , The Office , Ugly Betty and The Secret Life of the American Teenager . Comcast announced additional kids' programming, including Disney Channel's hit Wizards of Waverly Place. Several theatrical films were also announced, all several years old, but with Comcast a majority stakeholder in NBCUniversal, expect further deals down the road to support the new service. There are a couple inclusions worth noting on the theatrical films list: Ocean's Eleven and When Harry Met Sally . Neither one streams on Netflix because they're Warner Bros. films. Warners (especially head honcho Jeff Bewkes) has been


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