03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Comcast Plans Ambitious Increase Of On-Demand TV Shows, Movies

Comcast, the nation's largest cable television company, will outline an ambitious plan Tuesday to set up two new paradigms for how people will watch movies and television shows in their homes or on the road.

The plan, which Brian L. Roberts, the chairman and chief executive of the Comcast Corporation, will describe in a keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is aimed at making a nearly limitless supply of movies and television shows available on television, where Comcast subscribers could view them on demand, and through the Internet, where anyone with Web access could watch them.

Although the television component is still at a nascent stage -- Comcast's existing video-on-demand service has about 300 titles, compared with the 6,000 it eventually hopes to offer -- the Web portion is further along.

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