Comcast launches TV streaming for colleges, to rival Cambridge’s Philo

Today, Comcast announces that it has debuted a service to let college students watch live streaming TV over the Web and mobile, with two Boston-area colleges offering it to start. The service, XFINITY On Campus, resembles one already offered by Cambridge startup Philo. Five colleges will make the service available this fall, among them Emerson College in Boston and Lasell College in Newton. MIT and the University of New Hampshire will also be running a trial of the service with students this fall, Comcast said. – Kyle Alspach,Beta Boston
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