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Comcast reportedly prepping broadband/HBO bundle aimed at cord-cutters
- A source tells DSLReports.com Comcast (CMCSA) plans to launch a broadband/TV bundle aimed squarely at cord-cutters content to rely on Netflix and other online sources.
- The bundle reportedly includes 20 basic TV channels, Comcast's VOD content and StreamPix streaming service, and HBO/HBO Go (TWX). It'll only cost $40-$50/month (depending on the market) for the first 12 months, but the price jumps to $60-$70 for the following six months, and $70-$80 after that.
- The report comes two weeks after one indicating Comcast and other MSOs are in talks to offer Netflix via their set-tops.
- SNL Kagan estimates U.S. pay-TV providers collectively lost 366K video subs in Q2. Comcast lost 159K subs, thanks partly to the cable industry's share losses to telco pay-TV providers.