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Comcast and Tribeca Display Confidence

Roberts Comcast CEO Brian Roberts remains confident in his company's ability to compete with growing digital corporation Netflix, according to the Wall Street Journal. Last week, Netflix announced a deal to air content from CBS' library. Roberts reportedly has no qualms over the deal and is happy that the value of content is increasing. Last month, Comcast finalized its multi-billion dollar merger with NBC Universal, but the FCC prevented it from having managerial control of Hulu despite NBC Universal having part-ownership. 

Tribeca Film will commercially release 26 movies in 2011, which is more than twice the number it released last year. Variety reports that it has just acquired nine new films to distribute on multiple platforms, including VOD. Launched in March 2010, the young label is under Tribeca Enterprises, parent organization of the Tribeca Film Festival. This year's films span genres and will include stars such as Vincent Gallo and Zoe Kravitz. Fourteen more titles are set to be added. Digital platforms, such as VOD and Netflix, will continue to appeal to independent film and TV networks that wish to quickly reach a wide audience.

Pictured: Brian Roberts (Photo: Getty Images)

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