Comcast subscribers will soon be able to access HBO Go and Showtime on their Roku according to a new FCC filing. We just don't know when.

In a document uncovered by Re/code, it's revealed that Comcast saw fit to "authenticate" the two apps on its networks in a deal made on November 25th. That will allows users of the giant cable company to use them on Roku, though there's no explicit start date by which the service is due to be up and running.

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Clearly, it's achieved where others have failed. While Amazon yesterday announced that HBO Go was heading to the Fire TV, it also had to admit that customers using Comcast wouldn't be able to take advantage.

While we're painfully aware that the old guard of cable companies are reluctant to have these cheeky digital streamers throwing content down their pipes, the news that Roku has got the green light for HBO Go on Comcast's network may be a positive sign. Maybe. [FCC, Re/code via Verge]