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27 June 2017 19:19 (South Africa)

Comcast to debut cable shows online by year's end

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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As though negotiating to buy a media giant like NBC Universal was not enough, Comcast Corp, itself a huge cable TV operator, is now planning to bring popular TV series to computers all over the US, at no extra cost. Of course, only its current and future customers need apply. Although this was possible for a long time, especially if the organisation bringing you the video content was headquartered in Novosibirsk, Russia, for the first time major players have moved to erase the differences among TV and online content delivery models. With all the usual check-ups and verifications of course, including only being able to see the programmes on desktop “home” computers. Comcast, however, sees an online delivery eco-system in the near future that includes everything from laptops to cellphones and car players and, well, everything.

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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