Roku gets investment from BSkyB and News Corp

Roku, the over-the-top TV streaming device provider, has received US$45 million (€37 million) of investment from companies including UK pay TV operator BSkyB and News Corp. Other investors include Menlo Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners. Sky has invested US$10 million in the company. Its new OTT platform Now TV will soon be available on Roku […]

Vision TV Network available on Roku

UK playout specialist and and hybrid IP-broadcast channel aggregator Vision247’s Vision TV Network is now available via over-the-top set-top provider Roku’s media streamers. The network is available as a free app from the Roku Channel Store and can be downloaded to Roku’s LT and 2 XS streaming players. The app will give Roku users access […]

Roku passes 150 channels in UK and Ireland

Four months after launching in the UK and Ireland, video streaming service Roku has added its 150th channel. The company, which develops Roku players that can be connected to TVs, delivers video, music and games via the internet. Video channels include Netflix, iPlayer and Crackle. “We’ve added almost a channel a day since we launched, […]

Roku teams with DISH for international channels service

Over-the-top TV streaming device provider Roku has teamed up with US pay TV operator DISH to deliver a new service targeting foreign nationals in the US. DISHWorld will offer a number of international packages from around the world, ranging from US$5 (€4) to about US$50 in price, with a minimum purchase by subscribers of US$19.99 […]

Roku passes 100-channel milestone in UK

Over-the-top set-top provider and content aggregator Roku has passed the milestone of 100 channels on its platform in the UK and Ireland, more than doubling the number since its launch in January. Roku launched in the UK and Ireland with 40 channels including Netflix, and has grown its selection to more than 100 channels including […]

Euronews launches on Roku

Euronews has launched on the Roku streaming platform in the UK. The news channel’s core programming line-up, including news bulletins and magazine shows, is available to customers with a Roku set-top box who can access the content in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. “Euronews is reinforcing its non-linear distribution globally, transforming itself into a […]

Roku adds iPlayer and preps more UK expansion

Roku has added BBC catch-up service iPlayer to its UK service. The over-the-top service said it was about to make a raft of other content announcements as it ramps up activity in Europe. “This is among the first of many significant content partnerships for Roku in Europe and we look forward to making additional announcements […]

Roku launches in UK

Connected TV set-top provider Roku has become the latest US over-the-top video specialist to launch in the UK. Two of its streaming players can from today be pre-ordered from Amazon in the UK and Ireland, the first time the devices have been made available to European customers. The devices currently offers more that 40 channels […]

Roku to launch ‘Streaming Stick’

Over-the-top TV specialist Roku has announced plans to launch the Roku Streaming Stick, a wireless USB stick that can be plugged into a TV to make it connectable. The streaming stick, which will be launched in the second half of this year, will feature built-in WiFi, a processor, memory and Roku’s smart TV software. It […]

Roku to launch in UK next year

Connected TV set-top provider Roku has become the latest US over-the-top video specialist to announce a UK launch. Roku will begin selling its streaming media players in the UK and Canada from next year, according to CEO Anthony Wood. Details on the models and pricing to be made available will be released at a later […]

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