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Netflix CEO 'hopeful' for deals with Comcast, other providers

LOS ANGELES, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said on Monday he was "hopeful" the company would reach a deal with Comcast Corp and other pay television providers to offer his company's movie and TV streaming service through cable set-top boxes.

"I'm really hopeful we can do that with Comcast and others in the industry," Hastings told analysts on a video webcast after Netflix released quarterly earnings.