Comcast Opens Subscriber Gaming Service

Dec 5, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Comcast has opened its online gaming service Gameinvasion.net to anyone with Internet access as part of its efforts to make Comcast.net a competitive broadband portal. The site, designed for hardcore gaming enthusiasts, previously was available only to Comcast’s high-speed subscribers.

As Internet users turn to sites such as YouTube, Google and MySpace with increasing frequency, cable operators are looking for opportunities like this to shore up their broadband portals to compete in the new online world.

Comcast also signed a deal with Major League Gaming to distribute the TV show “MLG Pro Circuit” on Gameinvasion.net and on Comcast’s video-on-demand service.

Gaming continues to grow in popularity online, and it’s an area that cable operators and networks are investing in with increasingly regularity. Many cable networks, such as GSN and History Channel, are upping the number of games on their Web sites, too.