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Is Your Cable Box About to Sprout a Netflix Channel?

By Anders Bylund - Sep 28, 2013 at 11:00AM

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Two European cable networks now install Netflix apps on their TiVo-branded set-top boxes. Here's why you shouldn't expect American networks to follow suit.

Two major cable companies in Europe just installed Netflix (NFLX 2.76%) apps on their TiVo (TIVO) branded set-top boxes. Should you expect your American cable box to follow suit?

In the video below, Fool contributor Anders Bylund gives you two big reasons that stateside cable providers won't follow the example set by Com Hem and Virgin Media any time soon. And even if they do, it won't move Netflix's needle very far.

Fool contributor Anders Bylund owns shares of TiVo and Netflix, but he holds no other position in any company mentioned. Check out Anders' bio and holdings or follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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