Comcast Cuts Sony Deal to Sell ‘House of Cards,’ Early-Release Movies

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Comcast customers can now buy access to “House of Cards” season 1 through their cable set-top box and watch it across multiple devices -- no Netflix subscription required.

The cable giant struck a pact with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, giving Comcast rights to sell the Emmy-winning first season of “House of Cards” through the recently launched Xfinity Store service. Netflix currently owns exclusive streaming rights to the Media Rights Capital-produced series, while Sony handles international and home video distribution.

In addition, Comcast will add select Sony titles to its early electronic sell-through service, which offers access ahead of the traditional video-on-demand-rental window.

[March 10]


Comcast Cuts Sony Deal to Sell ‘House of Cards,’ Early-Release Movies No Netflix required: 'House of Cards' now available to Comcast subscribers (The Verge)