Newswire: Comcast wants to launch its own streaming service

Netflix’s domination of the streaming landscape has gone mostly unchallenged, despite Hulu’s best efforts and “boutique” services like CBS All Access and HBO Go. But there’s a new contender on the scene—or, there will be, possibly some time next year. Bloomberg reports that Comcast is plotting its own streaming service, which will feature NBCUniversal programming. The long-term plan is to offer shows from its cable properties like Bravo, SyFy, and USA Network. Comcast made its first foray into streaming with the launch of Seeso last year, but this would be a much larger endeavor.

Bloomberg’s sources, who asked not to be named, indicate that there are still a lot of details to be worked out before any launch. The biggest hurdles to clear are the regulations that were put in place when Comcast snapped up NBCUniversal in 2011, an acquisition which raised concerns over vertical …

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