Cable Operators

Comcast Ready for Holiday Shopping

11/19/2004 5:04 AM Eastern

Comcast Corp. said Friday that it is enhancing its online “Shopping Channel” (shopping.comcast.net) just in time for the holidays.

The MSO has teamed up with PriceGrabber.com LLC (www.pricegrabber.com), a leader in online comparison-shopping services, in order to enable its subscribers to locate and compare products, merchants and prices online.

Comcast also launched a “Happy Broadband Holidays" microsite (shopping.comcast.net/holiday/), which “combines PriceGrabber's recognized comparison-shopping technology with the best that broadband can offer -- including innovative, built-for-broadband applications and best-in-class holiday content -- to create one convenient and easily accessible place for customers to find everything they need to get through the holidays in style,” the operator said.

And the site will provide videos from content providers including QVC, Home & Garden Television, Fine Living and G4techTV with its special “Holiday Fan” spinoff of broadband-multimedia player “The Fan.”

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