Comcast Plans to Bring TV Shows to Phones

By Andrew Gauthier 


Leading U.S. cable operator Comcast Corp said on Wednesday it plans to offer subscribers the option to watch their favorite TV shows on mobile devices through its new wireless Internet service.

The company is also exploring adding a voice option to the wireless package that would put it in more direct competition with mobile phone providers like AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc.

Comcast recently started rolling out its wireless Internet services in some U.S. cities as part of a joint venture with Clearwire Corp, which uses WiMax technology.

It will be bundling the wireless service with its home Internet package and could eventually include its On Demand Online service, which will let subscribers watch cable shows on the Web. More…