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Comcast Acquires Sports-News Tech Startup OneTwoSee to Bolster X1

Comcast has acquired OneTwoSee, a sports-data technology startup that has worked with the cable giant on developing an app for the X1 interactive cable TV platform.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. OneTwoSee has 16 employees, all of whom will join Comcast.

Other partners of Philadelphia-based OneTwoSee include AOL, Fox Sports, LG, NASCAR, Samsung and YES Network. With the Comcast deal, the startup “won’t abandon the opportunities this type of technology presents on the second screen and we’re going to continue to support our existing partners in that space,” Chris Reynolds, cofounder and CEO of OneTwoSee, said in a statement.

Comcast said that over the past year, it has worked with OneTwoSee to reengineer the X1 sports app into more interactive companion experience providing sports fans a wealth of data and statistics as they watch live TV. Usage of the sports app is now up fivefold from the winter of 2015 and it’s used by one in four X1 households on a weekly basis, according to Preston Smalley, Comcast’s VP of product, sports and X1 apps.

OneTwoSee had raised $2.5 million in total funding from MissionOG, Robin Hood Ventures and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, according to CrunchBase.

The startup will retain its Philadelphia offices, located across the street from the Comcast Center. The OneTwoSee team, including Reynolds and COO Jason Angelides, will report to Smalley.

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