Report: Comcast will take on YouTube with a streaming service of its own

Report: Comcast will take on YouTube with a streaming service of its own

For many of us, YouTube is the first place we go for streaming video. It has everything, after all, from music videos to clips from late-night talk shows to cats doing adorable things. Comcast wants to try and change that: According to Business Insider, the cable and media behemoth is working on a streaming service of its own, which it calls Watchable.

According to the report, Comcast has teamed up with a number of media companies–such as The Onion, BuzzFeed, Vox, and Vice–to “come up with a widespread digital-video platform that will rival YouTube and Facebook’s online video efforts.” (Incidentally, Comcast recently invested $200 million in Vox Media and BuzzFeed, as Fortune points out.)

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