Roku launches Roku 2, joins Vision IPTV

Roku has introduced Roku 2, a new family of streaming players. Available in three models – the Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS – this new line brings popular casual games to the TV alongside Roku’s large and growing selection of entertainment. Roku 2 players also feature a sleek new design that’s more energy-efficient than before, using less than two watts of power.

New channels launching soon on Roku 2 include Facebook, AOL HD, and FOXNews.com. Additional games will be available shortly after launch including Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons.

The Roku 2 platform offers nearly 300 channels of streaming entertainment including movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Crackle; live and on-demand sports from NBA Game Time, NHL GameCenter Live and Ultimate Fighting Championship; music from Pandora, MOG, Rdio and TuneIn Radio; photos and videos from Flickr and Vimeo; plus news and entertainment from around the world.

Meanwhile, Vision IPTV has confirmed the addition of Roku capability to its platform for delivery of Internet TV and video.

Vision IPTV has extended the capability of its online video platform for broadcasters and content owners to include broadcast to Roku users, as well as the upcoming Roku 2 player. This allows for a short turnaround in enabling channels or video on demand to be set up and added to the Roku app store as subscription, pay-per-view or free to air.

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