Comcast isn't letting clients use Starz's video service

Comcast isn't letting customers use Starz's video service

Comcast is not precisely recognized for enjoying properly with outdoors video providers (simply ask Roku house owners), and that development is not letting up anytime quickly. Multichannel Information notes that the cable big is not letting its subscribers authenticate with the TV All over the place aspect of Starz’ new streaming service, which might let clients watch at no cost past their present TV subscriptions. Comcast is the solely huge TV supplier that is not authenticating, so it is clear that this is not a technical hurdle.

However why? On the report, the 2 sides will solely say that they are nonetheless “nice companions” and hope to work one thing out. Nevertheless, it is no secret that Comcast objects to the all-inclusive nature of Starz’ apps. In contrast to the splits in providers like HBO Go and HBO Now, Starz lets each web-solely and TV All over the place clients check in by means of the identical software program — Comcast is not pleased that twine chopping (or a minimum of, scaling again your cable package deal) is just some steps away. It’d relatively steer you towards Xfinity TV and comparable in-home providers that maintain you inside the fold.

It isn’t clear what Starz can do to make peace in need of writing an app solely for TV subscribers. No matter occurs, it is clear that telecom giants nonetheless maintain most of the playing cards within the US. Even with internet neutrality guidelines in place, corporations can nonetheless use techniques to discourage competitors and promote their very own choices.