Comcast has decided, 10 years after You Tube’s birth, to try its hand at bringing ad-supported, short-form digital video from Internet creators to tablets, phones, computers and TVs — an attempt to hedge its bets if pay TV implodes.
With the Watchable service, which launched Tuesday, Comcast has lined up 30 content partners who largely produce video for millennial audiences.
The results were not only disappointing, but terrifying.
Now for Omegle, some people were being pretty reasonable. Eventually, our team of network and behavioral scientists here at Cracked realized one important thing.
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Comcast isn’t looking to license exclusive or original content — the way, say, Vessel and Verizon’s soon-to-launch Go90 are.
Comcast does have a large installed base of 22-plus million TV subscribers, and Schwartz notes that “many of our Watchable partners have not traditionally had distribution on the TV, and we can give them a path to reach new audiences and further monetize their content on the biggest screen in the home.” But those TV subscribers are accustomed to, well, TV.
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