Today at Comcast we announced the acquisition of Philly-based sports startup OneTwoSee will join the rest of my Sunnyvale-based team to form what I think will be the best sports technology team in the business. From my post on Comcast Voices:
They not only bolster our efforts to build a best-in-class sports TV experience but also underscore our commitment to partnering with and investing in the local start-up community in this great city. I’d like to personally welcome Jason Angelides, Chris Reynolds and the rest of their team; they will retain their Philadelphia offices – just across the street from the Comcast Center – and report up through me.
OneTwoSee has played a huge role in our efforts to make X1 an awesome place for sports fans. In the past year, we’ve worked with them to reengineer our X1 sports app – initially launched with the platform to help fans check scores, standings, and schedules for games – into an interactive and immersive companion experience giving fans more data and statistics than ever before.
Usage of the sports app is now up fivefold from the winter of 2015 and now used by one in four X1 households on a weekly basis.
I’m so happy that Comcast’s been so supportive of my team’s efforts including this latest move. And if you don’t believe my words, here’s a mug shot of me with the founders as we announced the news… 🙂
Big data and TV sports combine at Philly startup OneTwoSee, which Comcast acquired last week https://t.co/AS86E3861K pic.twitter.com/lf5dqf3Frs
— Philly Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) March 7, 2016
Finally, here’s a roundup of some more of the day’s coverage:
Comcast looks to expand X1 sports platform, acquires data startup OneTwoSee https://t.co/mwlX6g12LL pic.twitter.com/z7lIbqXUtV
— GeekWire (@geekwire) March 7, 2016
Comcast acquires hometown partner OneTwoSee https://t.co/7XLH2dgiwk pic.twitter.com/ilZw8Bhnnz
— Technical.ly Philly (@TechnicallyPHL) March 7, 2016
Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Journal: Comcast Acquires OneTwoSee
Comcast Buys X1 Sports App Partner OneTwoSee – via @MultiNews https://t.co/VneSxEBGzb pic.twitter.com/ZsZRBROd1m
— Jeff Baumgartner (@thebauminator) March 7, 2016
Comcast buys a sports tech company to boost your set-top box https://t.co/p442J5tyzc pic.twitter.com/bnHHWjreal
— Engadget (@engadget) March 8, 2016