Marcien Jenckes Tapped to Lead Charter & Comcast JV


Charter Communications and Comcast Corporation have tapped Marcien Jenckes to lead their recently announced streaming platform joint venture.

Jenckes has served as president of advertising for Comcast Cable since 2017. Prior to that, he was responsible for Comcast Cable’s residential lines of business, including video and internet. In 2019, he spearheaded On Addressable, along with Charter and Cox, to bring additional scale and momentum to addressable television advertising.

In his new role, Jenckes will focus on leading the team and developing the business and monetization models for the joint venture, which will develop and offer a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs.

The closing of the joint venture is still subject to customary closing conditions. It does not involve the broadband or cable video businesses of either Comcast or Charter, which will remain independent.

“Marcien has been an outstanding leader within our company for over a decade,” said Dave Watson, CEO of Comcast Cable. “His blend of experience as an entrepreneur, as an expert in improving customers’ entertainment experience and as an innovator in the rapidly changing advertising environment makes him uniquely qualified to helm this partnership with Charter.”

“Marcien has emerged as a leading voice within the media industry,” said Tom Rutledge, chairman and CEO of Charter. “He has a future-focused view of the landscape, understands the importance of this partnership and is a great choice to lead the joint venture.”