Comcast video service will take aim at YouTube and Facebook

The cable provider is reportedly close to launching a YouTube-style video service with content from partners such as Vox and VICE.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: fortune.com

Bloomberg quotes an anonymous source saying that Comcast has already signed deals with the comedy site The Onion and with a teen channel called AwesomenessTV, owned by DreamWorks Animation. It is also negotiating to do the same with BuzzFeed and other publishers. Business Insider said those others include sites like Refinery29 and Mic News.  –  The subscription-only news site The Information first mentioned Comcast’s plans for a video service in April, saying the company was pouring resources into the plan after giving up on a proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable. And there have been rumors about such a service even before that, based on documents that were part of the merger review, but the assumption was that it would more of a competitor for Netflix.

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