Roku UK upgrades user experience with new content discovery and personalisation features

Streaming operator Roku has introduced three new content discovery and personalisation features to its model in the UK, including What to Watch, Continue Watching, and Save List in aim to advance the user experience.  The new features will roll out to Roku streaming players in the coming weeks, followed by Roku TV models in the […]

PBS Food FAST channel debuts on Freevee, Plex, and Roku

PBS Distribution has launched its food content-dedicated FAST channel, PBS Food, on Amazon’s Freevee, Plex and Roku in the US. The new channel is formed from the company PBS Food brand, featuring cooking content and starring celebrity chefs such as Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, Marcus Samuelsson, Ming Tsai, Vivian Howard and José Andrés. Titles include […]

Roku reports revenue boost in Q3, climbing to $912 million

Streaming platform and smart TV manufacturer operator Roku deliver solid results during the third quarter, with  revenue climbing up to $912 million, up by 20% year over year. Roku’s revenue boost is well ahead of expected Wall Street’s analysts of  $853.2 million revenue, however net loss was higher than Wall Street’s analysts prediction of $2.08 […]

JVC Roku TV models launch in UK at Currys

TV streaming operator, Roku, has introduced a range of new Roku TV models with Currys-owned brand JVC. The new smart TVs are priced starting from £169.99, ranging from 24” to 43”. The JVC Roku TV models also come in both HD and Full HD resolution with HDR10 picture quality. Among the selection of entertainment services […]

Roku unveils new platform features in US

Streaming operator and smart TV manufacturer, Roku, has announced it will introduce a range of new features to its platform in the US in the coming months. Among its sports tier, the new features include a favouriting toll which allows users to track live and upcoming sporting events in one curated row. A Highlights feature […]

Roku to cut 300 staff and pull content

Streaming operator and smart TV manufacturer Roku is making further staff cuts, with plans to lay off around 10% of its workforce and pull content, in its latest round of cost-cutting measures. In an SEC filing this week, Roku said that around 300 members of staff would be let go and that it is looking […]

CBC Gem joins Roku in Canada

Streaming device provider and FAST operator Roku has tied with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to launch the broadcaster’s streaming service, CBC Gem on the Roku platform in Canada. CBC Gem houses Canadian series, more than 800 documentaries, 500 hours of ad-free kids and tweens content, and over 200 Canadian feature films. Roku users will […]

Roku adds eight new channels from NBCUniversal to FAST offering

NBCUniversal has expanded its FAST distribution deal with Roku, with the additional launch of eight channels on the FAST operator. Among the roster of channels from NBCU’s Global Distribution Studio Entertainment catalogue are Murder She Wrote, Little House on the Prairie, Universal Crime,  Saved By The Bell, TNBC (Teen NBC) and Bad Girls Club. The six channels […]

Roku beats expectations with strong sales growth

Streaming device and FAST company Roku saw its share price jump after it posted Q2 results that beat market expectations. Active accounts were up 16% year-on-year to 73.5 million. Revenue was up 11% to US$847.2 million, with platform revenues and device sales both rising significantly. The company posted an adjusted EBITDA loss of US$17.8 million, […]

Roku secures first live sports deal with Formula E

Streaming device provider and FAST operator Roku has secured its first-ever live sports rights acquisition with Formula E in the US.  The streamer has signed a US broadcast distribution deal with Formula E which sees CBS expands its existing partnership with the sport organisation. Per the deal, CBS will air more live races than ever […]

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