The Roku Channel

Blue Ant and World of Wonder launches Drag Race Universe on The Roku Channel in US

International producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media has partnered with World of Wonder to launch the FAST channel, Drag Race Universe, on The Roku Channel in the US. In celebration of Pride month, Drag Race Universe offers US audiences global versions of the World of Wonder produced award-winning Drag Race series. The channel […]

Warner Music Group launches channels on Roku

Warner Music Group’s editorial and engagement division Warner Music Experience (WMX) has launched three new FAST channels on The Roku Channel in the US. The move is the latest indication that music-based content is a key area of expansion for FAST, with MTV and Vevo-branded channels already active in the sector. The three new channels […]

Da Vinci goes FAST on SLINGFree; WildEarth debuts on The Roku Channel

Pay TV edutainment broadcaster Da Vinci is launching a new free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service in the US on SLINGFree. Da Vinci’s FAST channel is now available for all SLING users to stream for free. The channel will continue its FAST rollout to streaming TV audiences across America on TCL Channel’s free streaming service available […]

Roku adds wide range of FAST channels to its platform

Streaming platform Roku has announced a major expansion of its US FAST channel lineup, as it continues to extend its proposition beyond on-demand. Starting today, users of The Roku Channel have access to Spanish-language news programming from NBCUniversal Telemundo; live shopping from QVC and HSN; and the AMC Showcase Channel, which features series like Mad Men and The […]

Paramount+ comes to The Roku Channel

Paramount has agreed a distribution deal with Roku to bring Paramout+ to The Roku Channel. Starting later this month, users will be able to subscribe to Paramount+’s ad-supported Essential Plan or the Paramount+ ad-free Premium Plan via The Roku Channel. Paramount+ is the first premium subscription offered through The Roku Channel which includes live sports […]

NBCU local news channels come to Roku

Roku has announced a partnership with NBCUniversal to bring the broadcaster’s local news channels to FAST platform The Roku Channel. NBCUniversal Local will bring local news channels from its NBC stations in major markets around the United States, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington DC, Hartford (CT), and South Florida, to […]

discovery+ comes to The Roku Channel as Premium Subscription

Warner Bros. Discovery and Roku have announced a partnership to make discovery+ available as a Premium Subscription on The Roku Channel. Initially only available on the Roku platform in the US, users can now subscribe to both the ad-free (US$6.99) and ad-supported (US$4.99) versions of discovery+ directly through The Roku Channel. The streamer currently offers […]

The Roku Channel bags Lionsgate theatrical titles in major content deal

Roku has signed a major content deal with Lionsgate to fuel its AVOD platform The Roku Channel. The multiyear theatrical output deal will see Lionsgate films beginning with the studio’s 2022 theatrical releases make their way to The Roku Channel following their first window on Starz. The agreement includes titles such as upcoming releases John […]

Blue Ant Media launches FAST service Homeful on Roku Channel

International producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media has launched free, ad-supported streaming (FAST) channel Homeful on The Roku Channel in the US and Canada. Homeful, which focuses on home design, builds on Blue Ant’s investment in the emerging free streaming space and expands its existing partnership with The Roku Channel across North America. The Roku Channel now carries […]

The Roku Channel expands to over 200 channels

Roku has added 17 new channels to its Roku Channel ad-supported streaming service. The addition of 16 channels on August 18 and one further addition on August 19 will bring the total number of channels available via the FAST platform to more than 200. The new linear channels include: AccuWeather Now; Baywatch; CBC News; El […]