Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) plans to unveil the next generation of its X1 cloud-based programming interface, aptly called X2, at The Cable Show in June, according to Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts, who mentioned the detail in a speech in Washington, D.C. Thursday.
As part of broader comments, Roberts was demonstrating X1 capabilities, but also said the next generation of the offering would be ready for the June convention, which also takes place in Washington, D.C. Roberst also demonstrated a new voice activated capability for the programming guide.
Roberts' comments come barely a week after Comcast Cable Communications EO Neil Smit announced that the cable TV giant was hard at work on developing X2 even as it continued its X1 rollout. X1 debuted in several markets last year after Comcast unveiled it at The Cable Show last May.
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Comcast said recently it was working on X2
Comcast expanded X1 into several markets last year