Comcasts X1 Service or Platform may soon be everywhere, even outside of Comcast's Cable Networks
The X1 platform is actually where internet and TV meet, for Comcast, so it’s not surprising that the company would be so focused on it.Recently Matthew Strauss Comcast person in charge of "Video & Entertainment Services" for Comcast discussed a series of questions on Comcast's competition and their X1 platform. His comments were captured in part by The Consumerist
That platform is actually where internet and TV meet, for Comcast, so it’s not surprising that the company would be so focused on it.
The point Struss is making is that people watch "TV" today on a lot of different platforms other than the standard TV set we all know and love. The key economic and technical challenge in the evolving media world is a fundamental consideration for Comcast and content providers.
“Securely” and its cousin, “authenticated,” are the key for Comcast. They want content providers who are worried about piracy to keep paying them, and they want customers paying them too.
Now there is something to note here. Comcast's X1 Service may or may not be the final solution to having access to all the myriad of content resources out there. But at this point in time, it is the leader in providing access to many if not all resources.
Not only can you access HBO and Showtime which have traditionally been cable based platforms, you can now access Netflicks and Hulu which it partially owns. These platforms were previously independent properties outside the typical cable package. Now they are being integrated and accessible via X1 service.
You will note that Comcast's TV advertising is increasingly focused on the X1 platform for good reason. It is their #1 selling point today and will likely remain so for a while. If you are interested in accessing Comcasts X1 Service in the Minneapolis St Paul Twin Cities area, contact us at The Connected Home.