Seeking Alpha

Reuters: Comcast, EA near deal to stream games to set-tops

  • Comcast (CMCSA -0.2%) and Electronic Arts (EA -0.8%) are close to a deal that would allow games such as FIFA 14 and Madden NFL 25 to be streamed to Comcast's advanced X1 platform, Reuters reports.
  • The service, said to be in testing for two years, would give EA access to Comcast's 22M+ subs (and perhaps eventually Time Warner Cable's subs, should the merger clear) at a time when console game sales growth remains muted and highly cyclical. It would also arrive as Apple and Google reportedly gets set to join Amazon in launching set-tops supporting casual gaming.
  • EA +1.3% AH. The gaming giant's FQ4 results arrive on May 6.
From other sites
Comments (1)
  • Guy in Ithaca
    , contributor
    Comments (428) | Send Message
     
    Comcast is a dinosaur.
    3 May 2014, 02:00 PM Reply Like
DJIA (DIA) S&P 500 (SPY)
ETF Hub
ETF Screener: Search and filter by asset class, strategy, theme, performance, yield, and much more
ETF Performance: View ETF performance across key asset classes and investing themes
ETF Investing Guide: Learn how to build and manage a well-diversified, low cost ETF portfolio
ETF Selector: An explanation of how to select and use ETFs