thePlatform Signs Deal with Cable Competitor

Broadband video publisher thePlatform is taking another significant step. The company — owned by Comcast since mid-2006 — has just signed an agreement to handle video management for competitor Time Warner Cable’s Road Runner portal service.

thePlatform will collect and publish video content for the site and provide its playback systems as well. HBO, CNN, and Showtime all feature material on Road Runner.

Just last week, thePlatform bought out social media company Chirp Interactive — creator of Chirpscreen, a utility that integrated Facebook and Twitter content into a screensaver. The company indicated it would use Chirp’s models to further develop its own products.