It seems that lately we’ve been hearing about Google and Facebook only when it comes to the online video scene. This true clash of titans has monopolized all video related media for quite some time now. But while everybody’s been busy following Google owned YouTube and Facebook to stay in touch with all of the amazing new upgrades for their video service, it seems that Comcast has been working thoroughly on a platform that could change all the plans of the current state of the online video market.
Comcast is launching Watchable, its very own online video website and app, that will rock the world wide web. The upcoming platform will collaborate with video giants such as VICE, Vox and Buzzfeed to bring users a high quality service, that might persuade them to look away from YouTube and Facebook altogether.
Comcast is known for its registration based cable services, but with the upcoming Watchable platform, it will step into unknown territory, because the website will not require a Comcast contract or any other affiliation with the Comcast brand. Watchable will be a standalone video service, accessible online to the general public.
Watchable is set to be launched sometime in the following weeks and it will take the online video market by storm. If Facebook is somewhat less threatened by the coming of Watchable, due to its renown feed format, YouTube will be directly affected by the coming of this new website, because the it will have a similar format to its own.
Furthermore, since Watchable will work directly with VICE, Buzzfeed and many others, it will be the first to get the newest data issued by these companies. Therefore Google needs to figure out a way to get its hands on the freshest videos for YouTube.
YouTube is relying on the upcoming launch of the online gaming video platform YouTube Gaming and its massive news curating platform, that are aimed to win it major points with the gaming community on one hand and with all news enthusiasts out there.
It remains to be seen how Comcast’s Watchable will change online video market exactly, but YouTube and Facebook both would be wise to keep their audiences entertained in the next few weeks, because Watchable will definitely get some serious online attention once it hits the World Wide Web.
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