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Xumo Play launches CraftsyTV

TN Marketing, a Minnesota-based international online media company, has announced the launch of its channel, CraftsyTV, on the free ad-supported TV (FAST) platform Xumo Play. The channel will feature a wide range of instructional tutorials, step-by-step demonstrations, and how-to videos on various creative categories such as knitting, baking, sewing, painting, paper crafts, embroidery, woodworking, crocheting, […]

January 26, 2023

Xumo, Element 4K smart TV portfolio expansion

Xumo, the streaming platform joint venture between US multiplay operators Comcast and Charter, and Element Electronics are to launch a new line of 4K Ultra HD smart TVs, across the US in 2023. Xumo was formed to develop and offer a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs. […]

January 6, 2023

XUMO launches Holiday Hub

XUMO, the free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service, has launched its Holiday Hub of 18 dedicated channels, featuring hundreds of hours of themed entertainment, including seasonal movies, several Xumo original titles as well as a dedicated movie marathon from Hallmark Movies & More, home of Hallmark’s holiday classics. “Our Holiday Hub is the ideal destination […]

November 16, 2022

Comcast, Charter streaming JV branded ‘Xumo’

US multiplay operators Charter Communications and Comcast Corporation have revealed 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 reach audiences at scale. […]

November 3, 2022By Colin Mann

Sony KAL Hindi launches on Xumo in US

Sony Pictures Networks (SPN), in association with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), has announced that Sony KAL Hindi, its free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel, has launched on Xumo in the US. This comes on the heels of Sony KAL Hindi’s debut on TCL Channel in the U.S. and Canada in August. SPN’s general entertainment destination […]

October 10, 2022

Xumo partners with Magnolia Pictures

Xumo, a specialist in streaming entertainment, has partnered with Magnolia Pictures in a two-year distribution deal that brings a range of signature movie titles from its award-winning library to the FAST market for the first time—exclusively on Xumo. These movies will be streamed on an ongoing basis with a new title launching nearly every month, […]

August 12, 2022

Report: FAST channels changing TV ad landscape

A report, Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV: Why More Advertisers (and Consumers) Are Going F.A.S.T., from Comcast Advertising, the advertising division of Comcast Cable, highlights the rise of Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) and its value to advertisers today as a complement to traditional TV and streaming advertising plans. As one of the newest forms of […]

July 22, 2022

GAC Media launches Great American Adventures on XUMO

GAC Media has announced the launch of Great American Adventures, a new FAST channel, on XUMO in the US.  Great American Adventures features more than 500 hours of scripted and unscripted content highlighting themes including southern cooking and DIY, while celebrating Great American traditions every day and every season. Great American Adventures marks GAC Media’s […]

July 6, 2022

IRIS.TV partners with Publica

IRIS.TV, the leading video data platform, has announced a new partnership with Publica, the connected TV (CTV) advertising platform owned by Integral Ad Science (IAS), to integrate video-level contextual data into Publica’s CTV Ad Server. The new partnership will allow publishers to use their IRIS-enabled data partner segments for forecasting and targeting in the Publica […]

May 13, 2022

Charter, Comcast streaming JV

US multiplay telcos Charter Communications and Comcast Corporation have formed a 50/50 joint venture to develop and offer a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs, aimed at providing consumers with a world-class user experience and navigation, all the top apps, and more choice in the streaming marketplace. […]

April 27, 2022By Colin Mann