Comcast and Twitter team up for 'See It' TV deal
Time to toss that TV remote.
Twitter has struck a first-of-its-kind deal with Comcast that would allow the cable company's customers to tune into a TV show, directly from a tweet.
We'll need more than 140 characters to fully explain the feature, but in a nutshell Twitter users would click on a "See It" button that would allow them to tune into live programming be it on their set top, smartphone or tablet. If they can't get to a screen to watch a show live, "See It" would allow them to set their DVR on the fly.
Novel idea, but what's in it for the cable giant? Will "See It" drive ratings?
Julia Boorstin put that question to Brian Blair a principal at Wedge Partners and Seth Fiegerman a business reporter at Mashable in this latest edition of, "Tech Yeah!"
(*Note: Comcast is the parent company of CNBC owner NBCUniversal.)