Following Sling TV, DirecTV, Dish and others who have launched internet-delivered, slimmed-down TV bundles, Comcast Corp will offer their own skinny service called Xfinity Instant TV. The company told Reuters the service will be priced as low as $15 a month ($5 cheaper than Sling TV’s basic service), but up to about $40 a month depending on number of channels.
Along with major networks (not named specifically), the regular service will feature channels such as ESPN, and Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision, as well as premium channels like HBO as add-ons.
Apparently, Comcast already tested a $15-a-month streaming video service named “Stream” in Boston and Chicago areas. But the difference between Xfinity Instant TV and its predecessors is that Comcast will only offer the streaming TV service in its own markets.
The Xfinity Instant TV service is expected to launch in the third quarter in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Chicago where over 50 million homes fall into Comcast’s market.