Comcast adds Starz to On Demand Online trial
Comcast is adding more content to a new service it's testing that makes video content available online free of charge to Comcast cable TV subscribers.
Cable giant Comcast plans to add movies from the cable channel Starz to its test of "On Demand Online," a new service its testing that allows Comcast subscribers to watch cable TV online at no additional charge.
Comcast is set to begin testing the service in the next few weeks with about 5,000 customers. And in addition to video content from Time Warner's Turner networks TNT and TBS, participants will also be able to view about 300 movies from Starz's lineup in standard definition. Some of these movies include Wall-E, Pineapple Express, and High School Musical 3.
High-definition versions of movies and additional content will be added later in the trial. Starz also plans to offer original series like Crash, Head Case, and Party Down.
Comcast announced the On Demand Online trial last month as well as a new partnership with Time Warner to drive the development of the service. Some of the TV shows that Time Warner plans to offer include The Closer, Saving Grace, and My Boys.
Comcast plans to make its On Demand Online service available to all of its subscribers in the fourth quarter of this year.