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New Google TV FAST channels powered by Xumo platform

Nearly 80 free, ad-supported streaming television channels made available through the Google TV platform this month are powered by an enterprise version of Comcast’s Xumo Play, according to a report.

A Roku menu is displayed on a smart television set.

The hidden cost of affordable, budget smart TVs

Television sets are getting better features, higher resolution and lower prices; at the same time, they’re becoming more-intrusive, collecting vast amounts of data from unsuspecting users.