The Roku Channel

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 […]

Roku sees strong revenue growth from expanding subscriber base

Roku saw very strong revenue growth from monetisation of its user base in the second quarter, with the active user base also growing strongly. The streaming device-maker and platform operator saw its active user base rise to 55.1 million in Q2, up 28% in a year. However, platform revenue grew by 117% to US$532.3 million, […]

AVOD streamer Roku eyes more content deals after Quibi acquisitions

AVOD streamer The Roku Channel is looking to strike more content deals following the recent acquisition of shows from defunct streamer Quibi, after unveiling surging usage of its service. Roku, which manufactures devices as well as operating online networks, said that the reach of The Roku Channel had more than doubled in the past three months […]