Pluto TV launches on Roku in the UK

Pluto TV has rolled out on Roku in the UK, with the expansion coming just days it made its European debut by launching on Sky’s Now TV platform – also in the UK. The US over-the-top television service, which has a European headquarters in Berlin, will offer more than a dozen channels and a range of […]

Now TV integrates Netflix and launches new smart box

The recently-announced collaboration between pay TV giant Sky and SVOD platform Netflix took a step forward today with news that the Netflix app has been integrated with Sky streaming service Now TV. Consumers who sign-up or sign-in to their Netflix account can now switch seamlessly between Now TV Entertainment Pass series like A Discovery of […]

Roku introduces new streaming players and software updates

Roku has unveiled two new US streaming devices that are 4K and HDR compatible, and announced updates to the Roku platform that include Google Assistant support. The new streaming players are the Roku Premiere and the Roku Premiere+, which have the same functionality but the Premiere+ also includes a voice remote with TV power and […]

Harmonic-supported NASA UHD in HDR now on Roku TV

A new UHD service featuring NASA UHD content, remotely produced by Harmonic in cooperation with NASA, is now available in high dynamic range (HDR) on the Roku platform. Roku users with a 4K-capable streaming player or Roku TV can download the channel from the Roku channel store. The new UHD HDR channel is delivered over […]

Sky Deutschland taps Roku for launch of Sky Ticket Stick

Sky Deutschland has launched the Sky Ticket Stick, and HDMI dongle supplied by Sky’s long-term partner Roku as an alternative way of accessing OTT TV service Sky Ticket – the equivalent of Sky’s Now TV in the UK. The contract-free Sky Ticket service includes access to popular apps such as those giving access to the […]

Roku signs up JVC to TV licensing programme

JVC will be the latest TV brand to use the Roku operating system, with high definition JVC Roku TVs due to launch in the US later this year. Shenzhen MTC joined the Roku TV licensing program, agreeing to build smart TVs under the JVC brand that use TV hardware reference designs and the Roku OS. […]

eMarketer projects strong ad gains for Hulu and Roku

Hulu and Roku will both experience strong US advertising revenue growth over the next two years, according to eMarketer projections. The research company expects Hulu’s US ad revenues to climb from US$1.12 billion in 2018 to US$1.26 billion in 2019 and US$1.41 billion in 2020. “This represents double-digit annual growth throughout our forecast period, and […]

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 […]

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