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Roku orders NFL Draft doc

Roku has greenlit an untitled Roku Original documentary feature focused on the three days of the NFL Draft, from Skydance Sports and produced by NFL Films for The Roku Channel, with the plan for this to be an annual event on the platform. NFL Films cameras have been given access to the  high-stakes draft rooms […]

May 12, 2023

Roku unveils new original programming

Roku, the TV streaming platform, hosted its second in-person IAB NewFront at the Chelsea Factory in New York City on May 2nd. During the presentation, Roku highlighted several new Roku Original titles that will debut in the 2023-2024 broadcast year. Newly announced series include Charlie Makes a Record (wt) starring Charlie Puth; Celebrity Family Cook Off […]

May 3, 2023

The Roku Channel boosts Spanish content

Roku is expanding its Roku Originals lineup to include new series Carpe DM with Juanpa, starring and executive produced by Juanpa Zurita; Desde La Raíz, featuring and executive produced by award-winning actor Jaime Camil; Serenata De Las Estrellas, hosted by Julissa Bermudez and featuring Latin artists, including singer Chiquis, rapper and singer Snow Tha Product, […]

April 21, 2023

Die Hart 2: Die Harter sets Roku viewing record

Roku has announced that Roku Original comedy series Die Hart 2: Die Harter broke viewership records during its opening weekend on The Roku Channel, becoming the #1 Roku Original TV series weekend premiere of all time by both unique views and streaming hour engagement. Die Hart 2: Die Harter nearly doubled the opening weekend audience […]

April 14, 2023

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 Originals debuting on May 20

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku is to debut ‘Roku Originals’, previously known as Quibi, on The Roku Channel on May 20th, in celebration of Streaming Day. This will mark the first time the ad-funded content is available in the UK, and Roku says it represents an opportunity for brands to access a new premium […]

May 13, 2021