Roku cuts staff to control operating expenses growth rate

Roku, often one of the most bullish voices in the emerging streaming market, has issued a statement saying it is cutting staff to combat the worsening economy. It said: “Due to the current economic conditions in our industry, we have made the difficult decision to reduce Roku’s headcount expenses by a projected 5%, to slow […]

Roku adds wide range of FAST channels to its platform

Streaming platform Roku has announced a major expansion of its US FAST channel lineup, as it continues to extend its proposition beyond on-demand. Starting today, users of The Roku Channel have access to Spanish-language news programming from NBCUniversal Telemundo; live shopping from QVC and HSN; and the AMC Showcase Channel, which features series like Mad Men and The […]

Roku tackles content discovery challenge in live sport

One of the biggest challenges to have emerged from the streaming revolution is the issue of content discovery. As rights become splintered across platforms, viewers find it increasingly difficult to unearth specific programmes. Now, Roku is seeking to address this problem in so far as it relates to finding and watching live sports. Yesterday, the […]

Roku and TCL roll out new smart TV models in Australia

Long-time collaborators Roku and TCL Electronics have announced the imminent roll out of TCL Roku TV models in Australia. Starting this month, Australian consumers will be able to purchase 4K UHD TCL Roku TV models in 55- or 65-inch screen sizes. The TVs in question provide consumers with a seamless smart TV experience, which they […]

AMC and Roku expand partnership with new FAST channels and VOD options

AMC Networks and Roku have agreed an expanded partnership that will see more of AMC’s content and streaming services made available across The Roku Channel’s broad and growing ecosystem. The agreement includes the addition of 11 FAST channels created and programmed by AMC Networks to The Roku Channel, including an exclusive channel, AMC Showcase, which […]

Roku surpasses 65m global accounts, but ad forecasts dent share price

Streaming challenger Roku continued to make good progress in Q3 2022, according to Anthony Wood, founder and CEO. In a letter to shareholders, he said: “In Q3, we added 2.3 million Active Accounts, and The Roku Channel’s Streaming Hours increased 90% year over year. Platform revenue grew 15% y-o-y, which was lower than our historical […]

Roku accelerates global rollout with Roku Channel launch in Mexico 

Roku, which claims to be the number one TV streaming platform in US, Canada, and Mexico by hours streamed, has announced the arrival of The Roku Channel in Mexico. The Roku Channel is a free streaming channel available on Roku devices that offers users access to thousands of movies and TV episodes, including exclusive access to more than 30 […]

Roku launches range of smart home products

Streaming TV device specialist Roku has teamed up with US retail chain Walmart to launch Roku’s new range of smart home product, including security cameras, video doorbells, lighting, plugs, and other devices. Roku’s smart home product line will be, available exclusively in nearly 3,500 Walmart stores from October 17 in the US. The integration of […]

Roku enables four-screen measurement in Nielsen Total Ad Ratings

Roku has announced a partnership with Nielsen to enable four-screen measurement for the first time across traditional TV, connected TV, desktop, and mobile in Nielsen Total Ad Ratings. This will allow marketers running ads with Roku to deduplicate campaign reach and frequency across all four screens in the home, Nielsen said.  Nielsen Four-Screen Ad Deduplication […]

Roku poaches Fox Entertainment CEO Collier

Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier is exiting the US linear network to join Roku as the new president of Roku Media. Collier will take up the New York-based role in late October, in which he will oversee Roku ad sales and ad platform business, as well as content for its owned and operated channels, including […]

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