ThePlatform has a new home

ThePlatform, an online video company owned by Comcast, is moving from its longtime digs in the old Airborne Express building on Western Avenue to a larger office space in downtown Seattle. The company — which is relocating to 1000 Second Avenue — plans to complete the move in May.

“We just outgrew the space,” said a company spokeswoman. ThePlatform currently employs 150 people, and it is “aggressively hiring” new employees.

The company plans to take two floors, or 33,000 square feet, at 1000 Second Avenue, which also is home to Madrona Venture Group, Second Avenue Partners and other venture capital firms. That’s up from 22,000 square feet at the current location.

The move may toss even more cold water on a report last week indicating that Comcast was looking to sell the unit.

And it is the second big technology company this year which has decided to flee the old Airborne Express building, following news that EMC-owned Isilon Systems planned to move into bigger space in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood.

ThePlatform recently announced two large customer wins for its online video publishing and management service: Sky Television in New Zealand and Telstra.

John Cook is co-founder of GeekWire. Follow on Twitter: @geekwirenews and Facebook.

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