According to a new report, Comcast is looking to compete with the likes of Netflix by coming out with a new online TV streaming service that will offer hit shows from its NBCUniversal TV networks. There isn’t a lot of information available about this new streaming service at this point in time but it’s believed that the company is looking to launch it within the next 12 to 18 months.
Bloomberg reports that this as yet unnamed streaming service is going to include programs from the NBC broadcast network and may also include TV shows from Comcast’s cable channels that include SyFy, Bravo, and USA.
Comcast is said to be still determining just what it wants to offer with this service and one of the things under consideration is said to be whether a live feed of the broadcast network will be offered and whether the streaming service will provide access to sports as well.
It may take up to a year and a half for Comcast to come out with this service given that it’s still bound to some restrictions that were imposed by regulators in its deal for NBCUniversal. The restrictions make it difficult for Comcast to sell services that only offer its own content.
The last of these restrictions will expire in September next year, leaving Comcast to do as it pleases as far as services with just its own content are concerned.