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Roku launches the Olympic Channel

Roku is set to launch the Olympic Channel on its platform, which will include exclusive footage around various sports.  The channel will include a 24/7 live stream and more than 400 episodes from the Olympic Channel library of original content. The Olympic Channel will also offer exclusive access to behind-the-scenes footage and key athletes. Highlights […]

Epix Now launches on Roku and Amazon Fire TV

Epix, the premium TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), has launched its US streaming service Epix Now for download on Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV. Roku and Amazon Fire TV subscribers will have access to all four Epix live channels and new features within the Epix Now app on supported devices. Premium […]

Roku adds 7.8 million active accounts in 2018

Roku added 7.8 million active accounts in 2018 to reach 27.1 million at the year-end, claiming that nearly one in five US TV households now use the streaming platform. The company revealed the stats in its Q4 shareholder letter last week, stating that streaming hours increased by 9.2 billion hours to 24.0 billion and that […]

Roku appoints GM and SVP of account acquisition

Roku has appointed SmartKem CEO, Mustafa Ozgen, as general manager (GM) and senior vice president (SVP) of account acquisition. Ozgen joins Roku this month and is due to replace Roku’s GM and SVP of Roku TVs and player, Chas Smith, after a transition period. Smith plans to retire and leave the company at the end […]

Wildbrain launches kids channels on Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku

Preschool and children’s entertainment company, WildBrain, has expanded its footprint by launching four new channels on Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku. The new ad-supported channels will include a WildBrain hub channel and three curated channels dedicated to preschool content, kids’ action and children’s drama franchise Degrassi. Other shows set to appear across the channels include Teletubbies, Tiddlytubbies, […]

Amazon ‘may scale back’ Channels

Amazon may be looking to scale back its à la carte Channels offering as new competitors enter the space, according to The Information. Amazon is scaling back its ambition to expand the service as Apple, Roku and Facebook all look to add third party content on their platforms, according to the news service. The tech […]

Roku rolls out premium subscriptions on The Roku Channel

Roku has started to roll out premium subscriptions on The Roku Channel, allowing US viewers to browse and subscribe to popular premium entertainment services. Viewers will be able to access content more than 25 premium partners, including Starz, Showtime, Epix, CuriosityStream, Hopster, MHz Choice and Smithsonian Channel Plus, with more partners expected to be added […]

NHK World-Japan launches on Roku

Japanese public service broadcaster, NHK, has launched its English-language channel, NHK World-Japan, on the Roku streaming platform in the US. NHK World-Japan offers a range of international news and Asian lifestyle content, including original NHK programmes and hourly news bulletins from Tokyo and NHK’s other bureaus around the world. Viewers can also tune into programmes […]

Roku reports 68% year-on-year increase in streaming hours in Q4

Roku reported a 40% year-on-year increase in active accounts and a 68% increase in streaming hours in preliminary data for the fourth quarter of 2018. The streaming company disclosed the stats ahead of business meetings at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, claiming that active accounts topped 27 million in Q4. Fourth quarter streaming hours […]

Roku to add premium services

The Roku Channel is set to offer premium subscriptions from Showtime, Starz and Epix by late January. Premium subscriptions will give potential customers the ability to browse all available content across the services before signing up, as well as free trials for all subscriptions and the ability to pay for all premium content in a […]

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