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Report: ComCast plans low-cost Xfinity Instant TV offering

comcast infinity docsis 3.1 modemComCast is reportedly planning to launch a low-cost TVpackage, called Xfinity Instant TV, aimed at high-speed internet customers.

According to Reuters, the latest US ‘skinny bundle’ offering will be a revamped version of the US$15-a month streaming service, called Stream, that Comcast is currently trialling in Boston and Chicago.

The service is slated for a third quarter rollout, will be priced between US$15 and US$40 per month and will include major broadcast networks such as ESPN, said Reuters, which broke the story.

US pay TV rival Dish already offers a similar service in the form of Sling TV, while a number of new services aimed at ‘cord cutters’ and ‘cord nevers’ are joining the US market.

At the beginning of this month YouTube unveiled its much-anticipated television streaming service, YouTube TV, which is set to go live “soon” in the US with a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the biggest US broadcast networks.

Hulu is also soon due to launch a similar offering. In January Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said that the US service will go live in the “next few months” priced at under US$40 per-month – which will include access to Hulu’s existing US$8 subscription on-demand package.