Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Comcast Plans to Offer a Huge Menu of Films - New York Times

Comcast Plans to Offer a Huge Menu of Films - New York Times: "Comcast, the nation’s largest cable television company, will outline an ambitious plan Tuesday to set up two new paradigms for how people will watch movies and television shows in their homes or on the road.

The plan, which Brian L. Roberts, the chairman and chief executive of the Comcast Corporation, will describe in a keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is aimed at making a nearly limitless supply of movies and television shows available on television, where Comcast subscribers could view them on demand, and through the Internet, where anyone with Web access could watch them."

Then the AJC Reports:

Comcast, metro Atlanta's largest cable TV provider, is boosting monthly rates but also plans to more than quadruple high-definition programming by the end of 2008.

The price boost takes effect Feb. 1. The average customer bill will increase about 5.25 percent — from $49.99 a month to $52.50 for the basic cable package.

"Price adjustments reflect the increased value of our services, including the largest video-on-demand library with nearly 10,000 programs, offering the most HD viewing choices [235 plus] and making the investment necessary to provide advanced products and services," Gene Shatlock, senior vice president for Comcast's Atlanta region, said in an e-mail.


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