Comcast Launches Web Film, TV Trove

Hub called Fancast will offer 3,000 hours of media, plus listings and data bases
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2008 7:41 AM CST
Comcast plans to port features from the Fancast website to set-top cable boxes. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Comcast will offer more than 3,000 hours of film and television titles on a new online venture called Fancast. Users will also be able to use the hub to tap into the vast IMDB database, seek TV listings, and find their way to TV shows and theatrical releases available elsewhere. Agreements with several large content providers allow for comprehensive offerings.

"Anything that's been on at the movie theater or on television is fair game to us," boasts a Comcast honcho. Comcast also plans to offer some Fancast features on its home cable boxes, offering viewers the ability to cross-reference actors in a show they’re watching, for example.