The Roku Channel expands to over 200 channels

Roku has added 17 new channels to its Roku Channel ad-supported streaming service.

The addition of 16 channels on August 18 and one further addition on August 19 will bring the total number of channels available via the FAST platform to more than 200.

The new linear channels include: AccuWeather Now; Baywatch; CBC News; El Rey; Estrella Games; FilmRise Horror; FilmRise Kids; FilmRise True Crime; IGN; Mega Noticias; RCN Más; Real Madrid TV; So…Real; The Only Way Is Essex; Tribeca Channel; The Wiggles powered by Loop Media, Inc. (available August 19), and; Vivaldi.

Ashley Hovey, Director, The Roku Channel AVOD, said: “Roku is rooted in creating better streaming experiences for our users, using our brand pillars of ease, value and choice to guide us. The demand for free, quality programming continues to be of importance to our streamers. We’ve seen linear streaming explode over the last year and we’re very excited to offer an all-new lineup of great channels with some of the most-recognized franchises to our users.”

In its most recent quarter, the streaming device-maker and platform operator saw its active user base rise to 55.1 million in Q2, up 28% in a year. However, platform revenue grew by 117% to US$532.3 million, which added to player revenue took its total to US$645.1 million, up 81%.

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