Comcast and Charter announce Xumo as the brand name for their streaming platform joint venture

Comcast and Charter announce Xumo as the brand name for their streaming platform joint venture

STAMFORD, Conn. & PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR ) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) announced today that their streaming platform joint venture will now operate and operate as Xumo, developing the brand from a free ad-supported streaming TV ( FAST) ) service to an entire entertainment ecosystem, including streaming devices, content and a platform for partners to reach audiences at scale.

“Since 2011, the Xumo brand has connected with millions of customers across the country, establishing itself as a leader in the free ad-supported television industry for the innovative ways it delivers content to users,” said Marcien Jenckes, President, Xumo. “The new Xumo will bring industry-leading streaming and aggregation technology nationwide through its expanding content, product lineup and dealer relationships.”

Along with the naming of the joint venture, Charter and Comcast also announced that the Flex, the 4K streaming device Comcast licensed to the joint venture will become the Xumo Stream Box and the XClass TV will become the Xumo TV. Both devices will remain powered by Comcast’s global technology platform and feature an entertainment experience designed to make it easy for consumers to find and enjoy their favorite streaming content through a world-class user interface and voice search. Xumo will go to market with its first branded devices in late 2023, distributed by Comcast, Charter and Walmart, with additional distributors to be announced in the future.

Xumo’s FAST service, which consists of hundreds of linear channels and on demand options from a growing collection of networks and content creators, will be renamed Xumo Play. Xumo Play will anchor the free content offering on Xumo devices and continue to be available as an app on other streaming platforms.

About Charter

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services, including Spectrum Internet®, TV, mobile and voice.

For small and medium-sized businesses, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services combined with special features and applications to increase productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise offers highly customized fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage and sports programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are primarily focused on connection, aggregation and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the US and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless and video through the Xfinity, Comcast Business and Sky brands; create, distribute and stream leading entertainment, sports and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the US and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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