Terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 has launched its catch-up service 4oD on Roku internet streaming boxes in the UK.
The news, announced yesterday, came at the same time that Sky announced that it was adding 4oD, to its internet-streaming Now TV Box – a cut-price, white label version of Roku’s hardware.
Roku said that 4oD is available now on its Roku 3 player and will be available on additional Roku player models in the future.
The launch sees 4oD join the BBC iPlayer, Sky’s Now TV and Channel 5’s Demand 5 on the device – “bringing an additional 3000 hours of streaming entertainment to customers at no extra cost,” said Roku.
“We’re always looking for new places we can ensure our viewers can enjoy our popular on-demand service, and are delighted to add this to the portfolio,” said Laurence Dawkin-Jones, director of commercial and business development at Channel 4.
Starz channels launch on YouTube TV in the US https://t.co/tau2uU4wvz
20 June 2018 @ 16:33:55 UTC
Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) is expanding into OTT in Western Europe https://t.co/1efirQxoZT
20 June 2018 @ 16:32:59 UTC
The UK government has accepted deal terms between 21st Century Fox and Sky https://t.co/jPJ5NRzb2K
20 June 2018 @ 16:32:39 UTC
Viacom secures mobile distribution deal for Paramount+ with Telenor. https://t.co/jiKCXOBSuq
19 June 2018 @ 13:31:53 UTC