Comcast will offer streaming service to compete with Netflix

Comcast will take aim at Netflix with the launch Thursday of its Web-based Xfinity Streampix service for $4.99 a month, although it will be free for those who subscribe to premium channels. Netflix is not standing still: The streaming-video provider is in talks with the former head of HBO Films about producing original content in the form of movies and miniseries according to a published report.

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