Netflix to get its own ‘cable channel’ next week

<p>Netflix has updated its offerings for 2014.  |  File</p>

Netflix has updated its offerings for 2014.  |  File

Netflix is coming to cable for some cable company subscribes who are already Netflix subscribers. According to the Washington Post

Netflix has reached an agreement with three cable companies that, for the first time, will let U.S. subscribers watch the streaming video service as though it were an ordinary cable channel.

The deal will add Netflix as an app to certain set-top boxes nationwide on RCN, Grande Communications and Atlantic Broadband. It gives subscribers of those companies the ability to watch all the same Netflix content they would otherwise be able to get on their PCs, tablets and phones. Altogether, the agreement covers as many as 500,000 of the cable firms’ existing subscribers — though that figure could grow as more customers sign up for the offering.

[Read more at the Washington Post]

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