Twitter IPO might be set for Nov. 15; Comcast deal reached

|By:, SA News Editor

PrivCo has unearthed an early version of Twitter's (TWTR) S-1 that states the company's IPO lockup period ends on Feb. 15. Given lockup periods typically run for 90 days, the disclosure suggests Twitter is looking to go public on Nov. 15 (a Friday).

As it is, the microblogging leader has been rumored to be eying a pre-Thanksgiving IPO date.

Meanwhile, Twitter has reached a deal with Comcast that will allow Comcast pay-TV subs reading tweets related to certain shows to immediately watch/record a show by clicking on a link. Users in general will be able to pull up additional info about a show.

The deal is another example of Twitter's efforts to make use of the huge volumes of tweets that get produced for popular shows when they air (Breaking Bad is one notable example). Twitter has also struck a video clip deal with CBS, and formed a partnership with Nielsen (NLSN) to track TV-related Twitter activity.