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Comcast partners with Charter to create and nationally offer a new streaming platform



Comcast partners with Charter to create and nationally offer a new streaming platform

Charter Communications and Comcast Corporation have declared a partnership in making a new streaming platform on 4K streaming gadgets and smart TVs. This new project should go up against Apple TV and other major streaming hardware and services like Amazon, Roku, and Google.

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) reported that the two organizations have formed a 50/50 joint venture to create and offer a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming gadgets and smart TVs, giving customers a world-class user experience and navigation, all the top apps, and more decision in the streaming marketplace. The joint venture will offer app developers, streamers, retailers, operators, and hardware manufacturers the chance to arrive at clients in significant markets the nation over with the platform.

Comcast will license Flex, its totaled streaming platform, and hardware to the joint venture, contribute to the retail business for XClass TVs and will contribute to Xumo, a streaming service it obtained in 2020. Charter will make an initial contribution of $900 million, financed over numerous years.

The XClass TVs will be available through national retail partners and possibly direct from Comcast and Charter to give more customer choice. Xumo will keep on working as a free global streaming service available through the joint venture’s products and third-party gadgets. Charter will offer the 4K streaming TV gadgets and voice remotes starting in 2023. Comcast will keep on offering the Flex streaming platform as a streaming device and service to its clients.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Charter to bring this platform and its award-winning experience to millions of new customers. These products are all designed to make search and discovery across live, on-demand, and streaming video seamless and incredibly simple for consumers,” said Dave Watson, CEO of Comcast Cable. “This partnership uniquely brings together more than a decade of technical innovation, national scale, and new opportunities to monetize our combined investment.”

“Our new venture will bring a full-featured operating platform, new devices, and smart TVs with a robust app store providing a more streamlined and aggregated experience for the customer,” said Tom Rutledge, Charter Chairman and CEO. “As the video landscape continues to evolve, this venture will increase retail consumer options, compete at scale with established national platforms, and join our existing lineup of options for the Spectrum TV App available on most customer-owned streaming devices.”

The joint venture’s products will provide purchasers with a state-of-the-art streaming experience to get to their favorite apps, given Comcast’s Flex product, which presently delivers all the most-watched streaming apps in the marketplace. The products will include many free content decisions through Xumo, a free, ad-supported service at present delivering more than 200 unique streaming channels. Peacock likewise will be featured on the joint venture’s streaming platform, close by other famous apps.

The end of the joint venture is dependent upon customary closing conditions. This joint venture doesn’t include the broadband or link video businesses of either Comcast or Charter which will stay independent.

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