Xumo


Charter and Comcast throw combined weight behind Xumo brand

Charter Communications and Comcast, the two largest cable providers in the US, have announced that their streaming platform joint venture will now operate and conduct business as Xumo, evolving the brand from a free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service to an entire entertainment ecosystem inclusive of streaming devices, content, and a platform for partners to […]

Canela.tv AVOD joins Xumo’s roster

Canela.tv, the video platform from Canela Media, a female and Latina-owned digital media company and US AVOD streaming service, is to join free advertising supported streaming service Xumo’s roster of over 200 channels, targeted at increasing demand for Hispanic content. FAST service XUMO TV brings together digital streaming content across 12 genres, featuring live and on-demand entertainment. […]

Bloomberg launches OTT Quicktake network

Bloomberg is expanding its Quicktake brand to launch a 24/7 streaming news network. Previously announced in October, the Quicktake network will officially launch Monday, November 9 at 9am EST (2pm GMT). It launches with 10.5 hours of programming featuring ten original series and four live daily news shows encompassing a broad range of subjects spanning […]

Comcast acquires AVOD player Xumo

Comcast has acquired US AVOD Xumo from Panasonic and Meredith Corp. Xumo offers ad-supported live and on-demand streaming content and features over 190 channels such as ABC News, Fox Sports and USA Today. In a succinct statement, Xumo said: “The talented team at Xumo has created a successful, growing, and best-in-class set of streaming capabilities. […]

Xumo announces distribution deals with Sony, Panasonic

AVOD Xumo has signed distribution deals with Sony and Panasonic. The new deals add to the streamer’s pre-existing deal with LG and will see Xumo’s service added to Sony and Panasonic EPGs. The LG deal, announced in 2019, sees audiences able to access over 190 linear channels across 12 genres. Xumo says that the service […]

Comcast reportedly in talks to acquire streaming service Xumo

Comcast is in talks to acquire advertising-based streaming service Xumo, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The reported talks come ahead of Comcast’s planned launch of its own streaming service, Peacock, in April. AVOD service Xumo allows content partners to sell their own ads on the service as well as providing advertising […]

Omnia Media’s Arcade Cloud launches on Xumo

Gamer-focused entertainment brand, Arcade Cloud, has launched its ad-supported VOD channel on the Xumo platform in the US. Blue Ant Media subsidiary Omnia Media owns Arcade Cloud and the Xumo launch follows its recent expansion beyond YouTube onto Facebook Watch, Twitch and Roku. “The new Arcade Cloud channel on Xumo is a great addition to […]

Xumo appoints Sling TV exec as head of engineering

US over-the-top video service Xumo has appointed former Sling TV executive Dan Lloyd as head of engineering. Lloyd will lead new development and optimisation of all engineering and technology operations at Xumo. He was previously vice-president of engineering at Sling TV, where he oversaw the creation and deployment of the company’s flagship service during his […]

Xumo claims 325% increase in viewership, adds new channels

US over-the-top video service Xumo reported a 325% rise in viewership and a 90% increase in user consumption over the past year for its free streaming service. At the same time the company announced four new content partnerships with Eleven Sports, ATTN:, Endemol Shine Group, and Genius Brands. These deals add six new channels to […]

Xumo hires Red Bull’s Hall to head product strategy

US OTT TV specialist Xumo has hired former Red Bull TV executive Chris Hall as head of product strategy and development. Xumo, which offers a range of live and on-demand channels via smart TVs, set-tops and mobile devices, has hired Hall to drive product strategy across its core native TV experiences in partnership with television […]