Roku reports 57% increase in streaming hours in stellar Q2

Roku reported 46% more active accounts and a 57% increase in streaming hours compared to last year as revenue and profit came in ahead of expectations. Reporting its second quarter results, the streaming company said it had 22.0 million active accounts at the end of June and that Roku users streamed 5.5 billion hours in […]

Roku introduces OTT ad marketplace in the US

Roku has launched an over-the-top advertising marketplace for its streaming platform in the US called Audience Marketplace. Publishers can use Audience Marketplace to sell targeted audiences to advertisers, using Roku’s first-party data and proprietary ad technology. Roku said that has “extensive insights” into its millions of OTT streamers and offers the ability to precisely target […]

Acorn TV launches in Latin America on Roku

Acorn TV, the North American streamer hosting British and international TV, will now become available in twelve Latin American countries through Roku streaming devices. The Latin America launch includes Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Viewers will be able to subscribe to Acorn via their Roku […]

Parks: 40% of US homes own streaming media players

Almost 40% of US broadband households owned streaming media players at the beginning of 2018, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that Roku maintained its lead in the market, holding a steady 37% of the market. Amazon ranked second, increasing its share of the US streaming media player market by 4% since last […]

Conviva: Apple TV leads growth as streaming viewing hours ramp up dramatically

Growth in viewing time on Apple TV devices in the first quarter of this year outpaced all other devices by almost two times, according to data analytics outfit Conviva’s All-Screen Census Report Q1 2018. According to statistics from Conviva’s customer base, Apple TV saw 709% increase in viewing hours year-on-year in Q1. During the same […]

H&C launches US OTT TV offering

Equestrian-themed multiscreen TV offering H&C – Horse & Country – has launched in the US, available on Roku streaming players and Roku TV models. H&C is offering a linear 24-hour channel, a 10-day catch-up service and video-on-demand for US$8.99 (€7.40) a month or US$89.99 a year. H&C subscribers in the United States will have access […]

ESPN+ launches on Roku

ESPN’s new direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service, ESPN+, has launched on Roku devices in the US. The service is available within the updated ESPN channel on Roku, offering sports such as Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), Grand Slam tennis and PGA Tour golf for US$4.99 a month or $49.99 […]

Roku welcomes Sanyo as latest Roku TV brand

Roku has expanded its Roku TV licensing programme with Sanyo coming on board as a tenth manufacturer to use the Roku operating system to power its smart TVs. Funai Corporation – the North American sales and marketing company for the Sanyo, Kodak and Magnavox brands – said it expects to ship its first Sanyo Roku […]

NBCUniversal’s Hayu now on Roku

NBCUniversal-owned reality SVOD service Hayu is now available on Roku streaming players in the UK. The streaming service provides over 5,000 episodes of US and UK reality TV shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spin-offs, including Life of Kylie, along with The Real Housewives and Million Dollar Listing franchises. Hayu can be […]

UKTV Play launches on Now TV, Roku streaming devices

UKTV’s free TV on-demand service, UKTV Play, has launched on Now TV devices and Roku streaming players. The UKTV Play app will be automatically download to newly-purchased Now TV Boxes and Now TV Smart Sticks, while viewers that already own these devices can download the app from the app store. Roku users can add UKTV Play from the film and […]

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