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 […]

Roku launches the Olympic Channel

Roku is set to launch the Olympic Channel on its platform, which will include exclusive footage around various sports.  The channel will include a 24/7 live stream and more than 400 episodes from the Olympic Channel library of original content. The Olympic Channel will also offer exclusive access to behind-the-scenes footage and key athletes. Highlights […]

Epix Now launches on Roku and Amazon Fire TV

Epix, the premium TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), has launched its US streaming service Epix Now for download on Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV. Roku and Amazon Fire TV subscribers will have access to all four Epix live channels and new features within the Epix Now app on supported devices. Premium […]

Roku adds 7.8 million active accounts in 2018

Roku added 7.8 million active accounts in 2018 to reach 27.1 million at the year-end, claiming that nearly one in five US TV households now use the streaming platform. The company revealed the stats in its Q4 shareholder letter last week, stating that streaming hours increased by 9.2 billion hours to 24.0 billion and that […]

Roku appoints GM and SVP of account acquisition

Roku has appointed SmartKem CEO, Mustafa Ozgen, as general manager (GM) and senior vice president (SVP) of account acquisition. Ozgen joins Roku this month and is due to replace Roku’s GM and SVP of Roku TVs and player, Chas Smith, after a transition period. Smith plans to retire and leave the company at the end […]