Comcast On-Demand bigger than iTunes and Big Macs?
Comcast has reached the 11-billion views milestone for its On Demand video services since the launch of the feature 6 years ago. The cable operator threw out some interesting factoids to help measure the magnitude of its milestone.
Comcast points out that 11 billion views is nearly two times the total number of music downloads (6 billion) sold on iTunes since its launch six years ago. The company adds that 11 billion views is four times the total number of Big Macs sold in the US (3 billion) over the same time period and 30 times the total number of Harry Potter books sold around the world (375 million copies). Yeah, it’s a lot. – via TechCrunch
I’m sure if you throw in the double cheeseburger for $.99, McDonalds is kicking butt. Besides, it’s all about the french fries.
I wasn’t at any of the cable conventions and didn’t hear Comcast make the iTunes and MickeyD’s comparisions, though Comcast definitely trumpted the 11 billion in a press release announcing the availability of PBS On Demand.