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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.
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    Comcast is a dinosaur.
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