Comcast Plans to Sell Movies Over Its Cable Service

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Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Comcast plans to begin selling movies over its cable service before the end of the year, opening up a new way for the pay-TV provider and Hollywood studios to make money, a person familiar with the matter said. Edmund Lee reports on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

It is a great way to make more money.

If you're going to sell movies through the cable box to consumers, there's a lot more money to be made there.

It helps out the hollywood studios because their dvd sales have been plummeting.

Everyone is doing everything electronic these days.

Are customers asking for this?

We do not know -- the market is not big enough in terms of knowing what the appetite is for these things.

You have apple itunes and amazon.com.

Not a ton of people will have like the apple top -- the apple tv.

It is a huge market that hollywood studios can sell to.

Everyone makes that little bit of money.

I think if it is convenient and available, people will buy it.

I have files and i can buy movies through them.

-- i have fios and i can buy movies through them.

They track your little bit with the new releases.

You can't rent it, you have to buy it if you want to watch it.

I know you haven't dug into those numbers, but people actually do that.

It is that i need it now -- it is part of the whole window strategy.

They will want you to buy it first before they can make it available for rent.

They do want to drive the sales as much as possible.

We do not know how that is going to shake out.

A lot of people wait to be able to rent it before they buy it.

You do not know if you want to hold onto something like that.

Is are going to be difficulty working with the studios on this?

I think studios want to work with companies to make this available.

They are trying to make up for the loss in sales.

If it is a click of a button, $10, $15, consumers will do it.

We will see other operators?

If this model works, you will see other cable operators wanting to do the same thing.

And almost raises the question about why they didn't think about it sooner.

-- it almost raises the question about why they didn't think about it sooner.

The more cable operators look relevant to tech savvy consumers, the better off they will do.

Thank you so much.

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