Streaming platform and device specialist Roku has confirmed that the Sanyo brand is now part of the Roku TV licensing programme. Funai Corporation – the exclusive licensee for Sanyo consumer televisions and home video products in North America – expects to ship the first Sanyo Roku TVs in Canada this quarter.
“The Roku operating system makes our smart TVs an attractive option for consumers, with simple navigation and search, an easy-to-use remote, thousands of streaming channels and regular software updates so we can offer a great TV experience to our customers,” said Peter Swinkels, GM, Product Planning at Funai Electric. “Millions of households are familiar with the Sanyo brand, and together with Roku’s easy-to-use streaming platform that makes a powerful combination.”
“In just four years we have grown the Roku TV licensing programme significantly and have launched into other countries such as Canada. We’re thrilled to expand the Roku TV program with our tenth brand – Sanyo – through our work with Funai,” said Chas Smith, general manager of Roku TV & Players. “I am certain that Sanyo Roku TVs will offer Canadian consumers what they’re looking for in a TV: value, simplicity and tons of entertainment options.”
The Roku TV licensing programme offers TV OEM partners an easy, efficient, and cost-effective way to build smart TVs. The Roku operating system provides consumers with access to an ever-growing library of content as well as regular, automatic updates so they can be sure they have the latest features.