Online gaming just might be the next source of revenues for carriers. A few months after Verizon announced its plans to offer a special gaming service over its fast FiOS connections, now Comcast is saying that it loves to game. Today they are making their GameInvasion.net available nationally.
Game Invasion was previously available only to Comcast’s High-Speed Internet customers and is now being made available to consumers everywhere at www.gameinvasion.net. Comcast’s 8Mbps High-Speed Internet subscribers will continue to receive the added value of a free membership to the IGN Founders’ Club, a premium gaming package.
Comcast has partnered with Major League Gaming (MLG), and will also distribute MLG’s television show, MLG Pro Circuit, on GameInvasion.net and on Comcast’s ON DEMAND service. Comcast as you remember bought TechTV and rebranded its as G4 TV, with a heavy focus on Games.
Verizon’s Jason Henderson had told us that “gaming is a leading activity for over 75% of broadband users, and since we have over six million DSL subscribers, we had to develop a portfolio of services built for the preferred product models of each.”