Comcast steps up to meet the competitive threat from satellite
The company is taking action, even as it greatly expands the premium digital services being offered.
Comcast has stepped up to meet the competitive threat from satellite TV, and customers are rapidly embracing a "triple play" bundle of digital video, high-speed Internet and phone service, which not only brings in more money but makes customers less likely to jump ship.
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Nice press release from Comcast... Nice press release from Comcast.
I thought...in theory, anyhow, that the news was supposed to be just that...news; not a news site posting a Comcast self-justifying press release about the "Comcast triple-play package"; ignoring the fact that it's the very same package that most OTHER cable systems are using as well.
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Satellite Companies may be a threat with their HD offerings I believe the author of this article is missing a real threat from the satellite companies: The fact that they will deploy many HD channels this year and what is Comcast planning to do to react to it. IMHO, the fact that the big electronic chains like Best Buy and Circuit City are heavily promoting HDTVs and Directv especially is promoting its services a lot in these stores may cause HD owners to switch from cable to the satellite companies if the cable co's don't start matching the HD channel offerings of the satellite providers, especially now, that the main channels like USA, SciFi, TBS, Discovery Networks and others are about to start its HD broadcasts.
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