Comcast to Deliver Live TV, VOD through Roku, Samsung Connected TVs

Comcast said Wednesday that it will soon allow Xfinity TV subscribers to access both live TV and video-on-demand programming through Roku.

The move, announced as part of a new Xfinity TV retail partner program, could help Comcast drive increased viewing through streaming video devices while reducing capital spending on high-definition digital set-tops and DVR. The agreements with Samsung and Roku could also help Comcast demonstrate to FCC commissioners that new rules regulating the set-top business aren’t necessary.

“We remain committed to giving our customers more choice in how, when and where they access their subscription, and the Xfinity TV Partner Program enables us to efficiently and effectively expand the range of devices our customers can utilize to do that,” Comcast SVP Mark Hess said in a prepared statement.

For more:
– see the Roku release
– see the Samsung release

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