×

Comcast Inks Pact with Roku to Provide HBO, Showtime Internet-Video Services

Comcast — finally — is allowing its customers access to the HBO Go and Showtime Anytime online-video services on Roku’s TV-connected streaming devices.

The nation’s largest cable operator, however, still does not have a deal to offer the Starz Play authenticated service on Roku, among other TV Everywhere services.

Neither Comcast nor Roku have ever explained why the MSO’s customers could not access HBO’s and Showtime’s authenticated-video services on the Roku devices. Comcast has offered subscribers access to both HBO Go and Showtime Anytime apps on several other platforms, including Apple TV, Microsoft Xbox One and Google’s Chromecast.

Matt Strauss, senior VP and g.m. of video services for Comcast Cable, announced the agreement with Roku in a blog post Tuesday.

“With the addition of these channels on Roku, we now authenticate more than 90 network apps on up to 17 different devices,” Strauss said. “And those numbers will continue to grow as new technologies and platforms emerge.”

More Digital

  • Recording Studio

    Cloud-Based Music Mastering Platform Landr Raises $26 Million

    Cloud-based music mastering and distribution platform Landr has raised a $26 million Series B round of funding. The new founding round was led by the Sony Innovation Fund, microphone manufacturer Shure, state-owned financing corporation Investissement Québec and Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Warner Music, Plus Eight Equity Partners, Slaight Communications, YUL Ventures and PEAK Capital Partners [...]

  • NBC News - Quibi

    NBC News to Produce Two Daily Shows for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi

    NBC News has joined Quibi’s ambitious bid to build a mobile subscription TV service. NBCUniversal’s news division plans to build a custom set at 30 Rock where it will produce daily morning and evening newscasts, seven days per week, for Quibi, the well-funded mobile video startup from chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman. The [...]

  • patreon logo

    Patreon Raises $60 Million in New Funding

    Membership services startup Patreon just got a major cash infusion: The company announced Tuesday that it has raised a $60 million Series D round of funding led by Glade Brook Capital. Existing investors Thrive Capital, Initialized, Index Ventures, DFJ, Freestyle Capital, Charles River Ventures and Otherwise participated in the funding round as well, which brings [...]

  • Picture shows: MAKING OF - Underwater

    Netflix Orders 'Oceans' Natural History Series From 'Blue Planet II' Creator

    Netflix has ordered a multi-part natural history series on the world’s oceans from Freeborne Media, the production outfit of acclaimed natural-history producer James Honeyborne, who created “Blue Planet II.” Each of the series’ episodes will focus on a different ocean, “combining the disciplines of oceanography, geography and earth sciences to experience these characteristics in new [...]

  • Netflix-logo-N-icon

    Netflix Adds Five Original Series to India Slate

    Streaming giant Netflix has added five originals across genres to its India series slate. “Bombay Begums”, created, written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava (“Lipstick Under My Burkha”), will follow the varied journeys of five women who bond in contemporary urban India. The series is executive produced by Chernin Entertainment (“The Greatest Showman”) and EndemolShine India [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content