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Comcast to stream live on iPad

MUMBAI: The cable-television and broadband provider, Comcast Corp, is planning to stream live TV to iPad and Android-powered devices later this year.


Comcast said that initially the offerings would be available only in the home. The Philadelphia-based cable giant will make 3,000 hours on-demand content available on iPad that could be viewed anywhere via its Xfinity TV application.
 
The company may also have a customer‘s entire cable TV lineup available for live streaming, though it is not clear if it will cost extra.


Said Comcast Corporation chairman and CEO Brian L Roberts, "Live streaming and the play now feature on our Xfinity TV app are two important pieces of our strategy to deliver any content to any device, any time."


"Comcast has a series of upcoming online enhancements and app releases that are part of a much larger effort to reinvent how customers interact with their entertainment on TV, online and on mobile devices," he added.  
 
The tablet can also be used like a remote control to search for programmes and change channels via XfinityTV.com.


Comcast‘s chief blogger J.T. Ramsay wrote in a post, "This means customers with tablets and a wireless router can watch and enjoy live TV anywhere in the house. Your tablet can be magically transformed into a personal TV set you can carry all around your home."


"Or you could watch a cooking show in the kitchen with your pots and pans and spices handy. In other words, your tablet can be magically transformed into a personal TV set you can carry all around your home."

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