Comcast confirmed that the company has promoted Matt Strauss to executive vice president, Xfinity Services, where he now heads up the cable unit’s residential video, internet, home and voice services.
Strauss most recently was executive vice president and general manager, video and entertainment services at Comcast.
In his new role, Strauss takes over the duties previously held by Marcien Jenckes, who was promoted earlier this year to president, advertising, where he heads up all of the company’s advertising assets and businesses, including Comcast Spotlight.
Strauss joined Comcast in 2004 as senior vice president, New Media, and previously was an exec with what was then Rainbow Media’s on demand service, Mag Rack. He is also late of Disney-ABC.
In a recent interview, Strauss discussed the strategy behind a deal to create a premium commercial-free on-demand service with FX Networks, called FX+.
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“We think of ourselves as the aggregator of aggregators,” Strauss said. “We want to have all of the choices and the best choices available in one place. In many ways, that is why we put Netflix on X1 and we’re putting YouTube on X1 later this year.”
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