The No. 1 pay-TV operator is finally going to let users of the top OTT device stream the leading premium channels.
According to an FCC document just unearthed by Re/code, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Roku quietly reached an agreement in late November that will let the MSO's subscribers stream HBO Go and Showtime Anytime on their Roku devices.
The disclosure came as HBO announced the availability of its Go app for Amazon Fire TV devices, as well. However, according to Multichannel News, HBO Go access on Fire TV is not supported by Comcast or Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR).
A Comcast spokesperson told Multichannel that the company is in talks with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and hopes to have a deal for HBO Go signed "very soon."
Separately, Roku announced the launch of a new "barker" channel Monday, intended to help users sort out a burgeoning array of more than 1,800 channels.
According to a company blog post, the Roku Recommends Channel will sort out "hidden gems" within the Roku Channel Store.
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