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Roku plays more Quibi shows

Roku is releasing 23 more shows originally made for Quibi, the failed for-mobile short-video outfit whose inventory it bought. The first batch of 30 Quibi shows, released in May, Roku says doubled the time users spent streaming the Roku Channel in the second quarter. In January, Roku bought the rights to 75 programmes from Quibi […]

August 9, 2021

TiVo expands IP licence with Google

Entertainment technologist TiVo has agreed a long-term renewal of its patent licence with Google. The renewal provides Google, who has been a licensee since 2012, with continued broad coverage under TiVo’s patent portfolios. “We are very pleased to conclude this agreement with Google, a world leader in OTT video with YouTube and Google TV, and […]

July 8, 2021

Roku Original The Demi Lovato Show to premiere on July 30

Roku has announced ‘The Demi Lovato Show’ will premiere on The Roku Channel on July 30. As more than just a talk show, superstar Demi Lovato and an incredible lineup of celebrity guests and experts address some of today’s edgiest social topics in frank and honest discussions. The new show will be the first of […]

June 29, 2021

Survey: Consumers fatigued by amount of VoD services

As the US continues to emerge and adjust to post-pandemic life, it is evident that the growth and disruption of the streaming revolution continues at pace, according to a Horowitz Research survey of content viewers nationwide. The data show that streaming now supplants MVPD services in penetration and is closing in on time spent by […]

June 24, 2021

Roku claims ‘Originals’ streaming success

In the two weeks following the launch of Roku Originals, May 20th to June 3rd, a record number of unique accounts streamed The Roku Channel, according to the streaming platform and device specialist. Furthermore, the top ten most watched programmes on The Roku Channel were all Roku Originals in this two-week period. The debut of […]

June 21, 2021By Colin Mann

Roku orders 2nd season of Kevin Hart’s Die Hart

Roku and Laugh Out Loud, the multi-platform comedy brand, have announced Kevin Hart’s comedy action series, ‘Die Hart,’ will return to The Roku Channel for a second season titled, ‘Die Harter.’ Following the series premiere on May 20, the greenlight is the first Roku Original renewal for The Roku Channel. ‘Die Hart’ had a spectacular […]

June 9, 2021

Roku unveils ‘Roku Originals’ Quibi rebrand

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku has confirmed that the content from the Quibi acquisition in January will be re-branded as ‘Roku Originals’ and will be launched on The Roku Channel. Roku Originals will also be the brand name for future original programming for The Roku Channel, the home of free, ad-supported entertainment on the […]

April 21, 2021

Roku acquires Quibi’s content distribution rights

As anticipated, streaming specialist Roku has acquired the exclusive global distribution rights to short-form mobile content service Quibi’s shows and will make the content available for free on an ad-supported basis later this year to all Roku users. The Roku Channel will become the exclusive place to stream more than 75 shows and documentaries that […]

January 8, 2021

Roku to buy Quibi content?

Short-form mobile streaming service Quibi is in discussions to sell its content catalogue to streaming device and platform specialist Roku, according to the Wall Street Journal. The platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg launched in April 2020, as the pandemic began to take a firm hold, before announcing in October 2020 that it would wind down operations […]

January 4, 2021By Colin Mann

Quibi mulling sale?

Quibi, the short-video platform founded by US media proprietor and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, is considering various strategies – including a potential sale –  after a spluttering start has resulted in a failure to meet subscriber targets. According to a WSJ report, as well as a sale, options on the table also include raising […]

September 22, 2020