Roku expands live TV offering

Roku has reinforced its programming offering with the addition of several free live TV channels. The addition of five channels brings the total available linear channels up to more than 30, with fubo Sports Network being the most noteworthy addition.  The ad-supported network, which soft-launched in June, is streaming service fuboTV’s first channel designed to […]

Roku surpasses 30m users

Streaming player provider Roku has 30.5 million active monthly users, the company confirmed in its Q2 earnings. The company also exceeded Wall Street expectations with quarterly revenues of US$250 million. On the company’s earnings call, Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood said that Roku now reaches “one in five US households” and that the company […]

Xite launches on Roku in US

Interactive music service provider Xite has launched on Roku devices in the US. The service, which provides curated options of music videos from all major and top independent music labels, along with enabling customers to set their own playlists, launched in the US at the end of last year on Comcast’s X1 Infinity platform. The […]

Acorn TV grows distribution footprint

Acorn TV has grown its distribution footprint, expanding to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon and Android TV. The AMC-owned SVOD – which is focused on British programming and international drama – is now available on Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels Canada and Android TV. For Apple, customers in the […]

BFI launches classic British cinema app on Roku in the US

The BFI has launched a version of its BFI Player SVOD platform on Roku in the US. The BFI Player Classics platform offers 140 of ‘the best quintessentially British films’ to viewers for a fee of US$5.99 (€5.35) per month. Classic titles on offer include Brighton Rock, The Wicker Man, and The Man Who Fell […]

Roku introduces new tools for OTT Advertisers

Roku has announced Activation Insights, a new tool for targeting audiences that have shifted to OTT. In a statement, the company said that the service, a part of Roku’s Ad Insights Suite, “combines a comprehensive review of a brand’s linear TV campaign performance, with an analysis of the potential OTT audience missed and the optimal […]

Redbox partners with You.i TV for Roku app

US video rental service Redbox has selected You.i TV to develop a new Redbox On Demand service for Roku. Redbox operates a subscription-free streaming service that offers a wide range of movie and TV titles. This new app will be the first developed for Roku using the React Native development framework. The company promises that […]

Global TV launches Roku app

Canadian broadcaster Global TV has announced that its shows are now available on Roku devices in the country. Global TV becomes Canada’s first broadcaster to launch on Roku. Global customers will be able to watch shows including Survivor, New Amsterdam, Saturday Night Live, Chicago Fire, Big Brother Canada, 9-1-1, Saturday Night Live, and The Late […]

Roku boasts impressive viewing stats, despite operating losses

Some 29.1 million active Roku users collectively streamed 8.9 billion hours of content in Q1, the company has revealed in its quarterly report. In spite of this success, Roku made an operating loss of US$10.7 million (€9.55 million). Gross profits, made up of device sales and platform fees, made US$100.9 million (€90.06 million), however this […]

Former Roku execs debut new smart TV advertising outfit

Former Roku executives Steven Shannon and Jim Lombard have unveiled Tetra TV, a new smart TV advertising startup. The new company yesterday announced the launch of what it described as the industry’s first connected TV-focused advertising network. Tetra TV’s platform pools ad inventory from more than 100 streaming video content channels to deliver targeted campaigns […]