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OneTwoSee to provide tech content for Comcast X1 platform

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 29 / 15

OneTwoSee, a Philadephia-based developer of second-screen experiences for sports, has signed a deal with Comcast to power an array of scores and statistics in the cable giant’s X1 cloud-based TV platform. The partnership calls for OneTwoSee to enable live scores, statistics, analytics and o...

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