26 Jul Comcast Eyes Vizio and Others for Smart TV Acquisition [Protocol]
BY JANKO ROETTGERS
July 26, 2022 | Cable giant Comcast has been weighing the acquisition of a TV-maker to bolster its nascent smart TV platform efforts, Protocol has learned from industry insiders. One of the companies approached by Comcast has been California-based Vizio, according to three sources with knowledge of these conversations.
Separately, Comcast has also eyed TV-maker TP Vision, according to one source with knowledge of those talks. TP Vision is best known as the owner of the Philips brand in Europe, and it already has an existing business relationship with Comcast to manufacture the company’s Sky Glass-branded TV for the U.K. market.
Talks between Comcast and Vizio are said to have occurred both in 2021 and early 2022. It’s unclear how far the discussions with each company progressed, or whether they are still ongoing.
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