Comcast ups video chief Matt Strauss, who now oversees entire Xfinity residential product domain

Comcast video chief Matthew Strauss
Strauss led the development of the X1 video platform, which Comcast says has improved pay-TV customer retention. (Comcast)

Comcast Cable has announced the promotion of its top video executive, Matt Strauss, putting all residential products under his purview. 

Strauss now has the title of executive VP of Xfinity Services, broadening his job description from his previous perch as EVP of video and entertainment services. In his new role, Strauss will oversee Comcast Xfinity-branded video, internet, home automation and voice services. He’ll continue to report to Comcast Cable CEO Dave Watson. 

The company credits Strauss with leading the MSO through a period of “unprecedented results” on the video side, with the operator ending 2016 with video subscriber growth for the first time in a decade.

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Specifically, Strauss has been noticed for shepherding the development of the X1 video platform, which Comcast says has improved pay-TV customer retention.  

A former Rainbow Media executive, Strauss joined Comcast in 2004 as senior VP of new media. 

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