Xumo to launch Pioneer Xumo smart TVs with Best Buy in US

Xumo, Comcast’s streaming and technology joint venture with Charter Communications, is to launch its own range of Pioneer-co-branded smart TVs that will be exclusively available via Best Buy stores in the US. The new range will sit alongside Hisense-made Xumo TVs, but the range of models from Pioneer and the strength of their retail presence […]

Comcast Business names Ed Zimmermann president

Comcast Corporation has promoted Ed Zimmermann to president of Comcast Business, succeeding Bill Stemper. Stemper who has led the Comcast Business since its inception in 2006 has been appointed to chairman emeritus where he will continue to participate in the company and the industry. Under his leadership, the company the business has evolved from selling […]

Yahoo Advertising partners with FreeWheel & Magnite to boost CTV capabilities

Yahoo Advertising has entered into a strategic agreement with Comcast-owned ad tech outfit FreeWheel and tech provider Magnite for its streaming ad server SpringServe, and Publica by IAS. The partnership aims to enable direct server-to-server connections with direct-to-publisher offering Yahoo Backstage. The move allows connected TV (CTV) publishers to more seamlessly extend their premium inventory […]

Comcast names ex-GM exec as treasurer

Cable and media giant Comcast has named Rocky Gupta as EVP and treasurer of the company. He joins Comcast from General Motors where he recently led its treasury and finance organizations. As Comcast’s treasurer, Gupta will oversee the company’s relationships with financial institutions across its Connectivity & Platforms and Content & Experiences businesses and manage […]

Comcast adds Latino-focused streamer mitúTV

US cable giant Comcast has begun distributing the Latino-focused mitúTV streaming app across its Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and soon on Xumo TV platforms. Launched by NGLmitú, a Latino media and entertainment outfit co-founded by actor, activist, and entrepreneur John Leguizamo, mitúTV specialises in English-first programming created for Latinos, by Latinos. Now available September on X1 and […]

Sky Italia to be home of the United Rugby Championship in Italy

Sky Italia has secured a first-time deal with the BKT United Rugby Championship (URC) to make it the home of the international rugby league in Italy. The Comcast-owned broadcaster will air every Benetton and Zebre Parma game live, including other selected matches each weekend through to the 2024/25 season in the region. The partnership comes […]

Sky tunes in to Women’s World Cup viewers with new Entertainment OS features

Sky has rolled out new features to Entertainment OS, the Sky Glass and Sky Stream operating system, with an Entertainment OS 1.2 update arriving on all devices this week. Parent company Comcast said that Entertainment OS 1.2 brings users a new way to manage playlists, a faster way to restart any TV programme or film, […]

Comcast sees big drops in domestic TV and Sky subscribers, but highlights broadband strength

Comcast suffered a significant loss of video customers domestically and at Sky in its second quarter, but reported gains elsewhere, including strength in Sky’s broadband offering. Although does not break out detailed numbers any more, Sky’s customer base declined significantly in the second quarter. Comcast reported 17.884 million international ‘residential connectivity and platforms’ customers relationships […]

Sky names new diversity and inclusion advisors

Comcast-owned pay TV provider Sky UK has named two new leaders to its independent diversity and inclusion advisory council, who the company said will support it as it broadens its focus across wider intersections of diversity and inclusion including LGBTQ+ inclusion and social mobility. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder of UK Black Pride, and Tunde Banjoko founder […]

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