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CES 2008: Comcast CEO to discuss Fancast TV and movie listing service in CES address

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CES 2008: Comcast  CEO to discuss Fancast TV and movie listing service in CES address On Tuesday a new website from leading U.S. Cable Television provider Comcast will be officially unveiled which they hope will give them the number one internet destination for finding out what's on TV - and what related content is on the internet. The announcement will be part of Comcast CEO Brian Roberts' keynote address to kick off the second day of CES 2008.
The site, called Fancast, is already in beta. "The problem is that people don't know how to get their hands on something," says Amy Banse, president of Comcast Interactive Media. "We thought, let's give consumers a one-stop shop."

In addition to detailed listings for both cable and satellite services across the U.S., Fancast provides access to Streaming video originating with other services like Hulu. However, this feature is apparently somewhat buggy right now. The site's listings even include links to add movies to your Netflix or Blockbuster rental queue, rent from Amazon Unbox or buy from Amazon.com.

Eventually there are plans to add advanced features to help Comcast customers automate recording programs using their Comcast branded (TiVo) DVR.

Source: Wired

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19.1.2008 17:50

The point here is atm their still testing and have issues with their product and when they clear those bugs up then we will see a surge to their product. However they need something that makes them different to other online VOD sites.

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