The world’s No. 1 cable operator Comcast Corp. later this year will introduce technology that allows subscribers to download high-definition movies in four minutes.
Comcast plans to bow 1,000 on-demand HD movies at the end of 2008, using over-cable-service-interface-specifications (DOCSIS 3.0), a new open standard high-speed Internet service created by an industry R&D consortium.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts included the announcement as part of the Philadelphia-based company’s ambitious entertainment plans outlined during a keynote address on day two of International CES 2008 in Las Vegas.
Four minutes pretty much makes the Blu-ray/HD DVD war irrellevant.