At first glance, this news seems a bit odd. However, Comcast has recently begun to offer consumers wireless Internet access in select areas across the country as a result of its partnership with WiMAX provider, Clearwire. Thus, porting On Demand Online to the mobilesphere actually makes a lot of sense for the cable giant.
“I can envision sometimes in the future (On Demand Online) having a wireless component,” Comcast Chief Financial Officer Michael Angelakis said at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia conference.
Comcast is also considering re-entering the mobile space by adding a voice component to its Clearwire-based wireless Web service. Between the possibility of providing wireless voice services and access to On Demand content on-the-go, Comcast has clearly caught the mobile bug. Now (my usual closing re: Comcast), how about working on your customer support and lowering prices in the meantime, huh big C?