Report: Comcast will take on YouTube with a streaming service of its own

August 17, 2015

Via: itCurated

For many of us, YouTube is the first place we go for streaming video. It has everything, after all, from music videos to clips from late-night talk shows to cats doing adorable things. Comcast wants to try and change that: According to Business Insider, the cable and media behemoth is working on a streaming service of its own, which it calls Watchable.

According to the report, Comcast has teamed up with a number of media companies–such as The Onion, BuzzFeed, Vox, and Vice–to “come up with a widespread digital-video platform that will rival YouTube and Facebook’s online video efforts.” (Incidentally, Comcast recently invested $200 million in Vox Media and BuzzFeed, as Fortune points out.)

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