Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) said Tuesday that it is working with PayPal to explore how it may be able offer its subscribers t-commerce capabilities.
TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) also announced an agreement with PayPal which will let viewers with its DVRs use their remote controls to buy products advertised on TV, beginning this fall. Comcast's talks with PayPal haven't advanced as far as TiVo's, with Comcast CTO Tony Werner noting in a blog post that the companies are in the "very early stages of discussions."
Werner announced the PayPal agreement Tuesday at The TV of Tomorrow Show in San Francisco.
PayPal recently hired former Canoe Ventures CTO Arthur Orduna to help it strike deals with cable operators. Orduna moderated a panel session at the TVOT conference on Tuesday that included executives from PayPal and t-commerce technology firm icueTV and Delivery Agent.
- see the Comcast post
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