Blue Ant expands on Roku

International media company Blue Ant Media has launched three new family and kid-friendly linear channels on The Roku Channel in the US; Love Nature, Love Nature Español and ZooMoo. Love Nature (and Love Nature Español) is a family-friendly wildlife and nature brand and includes programming including 7 x 60-minute series Secrets Of Wild Australia, 6 x 60-minute […]

Hulu will drop support for older Roku devices in late June

Hulu will drop support for some older Roku devices, the Disney-owned streamer has said. As spotted by Ars Technica, a Hulu Support Page on supported Roku devices has been updated to reflect that a number of older devices will no longer be able to access the streamer from June 24. These include     Roku Streaming […]

Roku strikes Endemol Shine AVOD deals in US, UK

Ad-supported streamer Roku has struck a slew of new deals with Endemol Shine Group (ESG) that cover both the US and UK. ESG is rolling out three channels in the US via Roku, with Reel Truth Crime, DIY Daily and Wipeout Xtra all becoming available via The Roku Channel. Specialist true crime brand Reel Truth […]

Roku launches live TV guide and new channels

Ad-supported streamer Roku is moving further to replicate live TV by launching an on-screen channel guide and expanding its roster of curated networks in the US. Roku, which launched AVOD service the Roku Channel in the UK last month, has rolled out channels covering an array of genres including lifestyle, kids, news and sports. Offerings include […]

DocuBay launches on Roku in US and Europe

Factual streamer DocuBay has launched on Roku devices in the US and Europe. The SVOD is now available on streaming devices produced by the vendor on the Roku Channel Store in the United States, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and France. DocuBay offers a premium range of documentary films including HD and 4K titles across […]

AVOD Roku Channel launches in UK

Roku has launched its AVOD service, the Roku Channel, in the UK. The streamer is available to Brits via Roku streaming devices, Roku TV, Now TV devices and Sky Q. It offers more than 10,000 movies, TV episodes and documentaries with no subscriptions, fees or logins required. In the UK, Roku has over 40 content […]

Starzplay launches on Roku devices in the UK and Mexico

Starzplay, the international streaming offering from Lionsgate-owned US pay TV outfit Starz, has launched on Roku streaming players and Roku TVs in the UK and Mexico. Would-be subscribers can sign up for a seven-day free trial before committing to a £4.99 monthly subscription in the UK. The service is priced at US$3.99 in Mexico. The […]

Roku unveils OS update, brings voice commands to UK and Ireland

Streaming stick and OS maker Roku has unveiled the latest update to its Roku OS to roll out in the coming weeks. The primary focus of Roku OS 9.3 is a greater level of interactivity via voice, with the feature now coming to the UK, Ireland and Canada. With the new update, users will be […]

ZEE5 launches on Roku

Indian streamer ZEE5 has launched on Roku.  Available in over 190 countries and offering over 100,000 hours ov Indian video entertainment, the app is now available to Roku’s 36.9 million active monthly users. The app is now available on Roku TV and Roku streaming devices, adding to a roster that already includes Samsung Smart TV, […]

Roku CEO: Half of US homes will cut cord in “streaming decade” 

Half of US households will be cord-cutters or cord-nevers by 2024, predicts Roku CEO Anthony Wood.  Writing in his Q4 2019 investor’s letter, Wood wrote: “Millions of consumers, the biggest names in media, leading advertisers and global TV brands are embracing streaming. Moreover, new services and the growing investment in original programming that is exclusive […]

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