Comcast Streaming Service StreamPix Taking On Netflix

by Chris on February 23, 2012 · 1 comment

by Chris on February 23, 2012 · 1 comment

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Looks like Comcast is getting into the streaming movies and TV business with their new service called StreamPix. If you currently paying for a Comcast Double or Triple play service you can use StreamPix for free which as content from Disney-ABC Television Group, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Cookie Jar Entertainment and Sign-On.

The cool thing about this service is the fact that Streampix will be available on additional devices such as Xbox 360 and Android devices. If you do not have one of the Triple Play Xfinity services, you will be charged 4.99 plus another video package, which could still be cheaper than Netflix, Hulu Plus, and even Amazon Prime.

Here is the Comcast StreamPix Press Release

Comcast Launches New Streaming Video Service: Xfinity Streampix™

Disney-ABC Television Group, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Cookie Jar Entertainment Sign-On as Initial Content Providers
Available This Week, Streampix Enables Customers to Instantly Stream Numerous Complete Past Seasons of Hit TV Shows, Top-Quality Movies and Popular Children’s Franchises
Streampix Complements Xfinity’s 75,000 TV Shows and Movies Already Available to Customers on Multiple Platforms

PHILADELPHIA, PA – February 21, 2012

Comcast today announced the launch of Xfinity Streampix™, a new subscription video service that enables Xfinity video customers to instantly view favorite movies and TV shows in and out of the home, including numerous past seasons of current hit shows and full series, to multiple screens and devices including TVs (as a subscription On Demand folder), online platforms and mobile devices. This new service complements the 75,000 TV shows and movies currently available on Xfinity On Demand, XfinityTV.com and through the Xfinity TV app. To launch Streampix, Comcast has entered into licensing agreements with leading movie studios and programming providers including Disney-ABC Television Group*, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Cookie Jar Entertainment and built a line-up of top-rated content, which is available starting this week.
“Xfinity TV is a one-stop source for the most video entertainment on any screen and it just keeps getting better,” said Marcien Jenckes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Services, Comcast. “Our goal is to consistently deliver greater value to our customers and to bring the best anytime, anywhere entertainment on multiple platforms. Streampix is another step moving TV Everywhere forward by giving customers access to an even greater library of popular choices to watch.”
This week, Streampix is launching with top-notch programming and will significantly increase the breadth of entertainment choices for Xfinity customers in the coming months to include complete seasons of TV series, popular children’s franchises and hit movies available to instantly stream across multiple platforms including:

Past Full Seasons of TV Series
Movies

30 Rock (NBC)
Analyze That (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Brokeback Mountain (Universal)

Heroes (NBC)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Sony)

Lost (ABC)
Ocean’s Eleven (Warner Bros.Pictures)

Married…with Children (Sony)
Stuart Little (Sony)

The Office (NBC)
When Harry Met Sally (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Ugly Betty (ABC
The Big Lebowski (Universal)

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)

Kids Programming

Inspector Gadget (Cookie Jar Entertainment)

Paddington Bear (Cookie Jar Entertainment)

Strawberry Shortcake (Cookie Jar Entertainment)

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (Disney Channel)

Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)

In the coming year, the Streampix service will be available on additional devices such as Xbox 360 and Android™-powered devices. Streampix will be included as part of many Xfinity triple-play packages, Blast!+ and Blast! Extra video/high-speed Internet packages, as well as separately for $4.99 a month with other video packages, and enables the company to have greater flexibility with packaging and bundling options. With Streampix, the Xfinity TV service is a comprehensive video solution that lets users watch TV episodes of current seasons and complete past seasons of broadcast and cable hits. Xfinity TV also offers a suite of tools to personalize and manage viewing across screens for no additional charge through XfinityTV.com and the Xfinity TV app. Xfinity TV will continue to make more entertainment choices and personalization tools available across screens and through additional devices in the future.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.
*Licensing agreement with Disney-ABC Television does not include theatrical movie releases.

 

 

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  • Adam

    That sounds like a great service and a alternative to Netflix. Too bad they don’t offer disk rental too. I will stick with the Blockbuster @Home service from DISH, my employer. For $10 per month I get streaming to my TV, PC and iPad as well as DVD, Blu-ray and video game rental by mail. They even have some of the same programming options from Cookie Jar TV and others! It is a shame that StreamPix lacks disk rentals, but I guess that’s all in the name.