Advanced Television


NBC local news channels on Roku

Roku is partnering with NBCUniversal Local to bring several NBC local news channels in the US to The Roku Channel. Starting immediately, the channels will be available for users to access through The Roku Channel’s Live TV Guide. Through the partnership, NBCUniversal Local will bring local news channels from its NBC stations in major markets […]

June 29, 2022

FilmRise premiere BriannaPlayz on The Roku Channel

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, announced at VidCon U.S. 2022, that it is premiering an original streaming series, BriannaPlayz, exclusively on The Roku Channel in the US and UK. The launch marks the first time that the series will be available off of a digital platform, and on a […]

June 27, 2022

Crackle Plus updates Roku app

Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, company and operator of AVoD streaming services, has announced an updated Crackle app on Roku devices. The improvements to the Crackle app environment on Roku devices include an all-new design throughout the application that aims to provide a more intuitive browsing experience for the audience. Some […]

June 24, 2022

Roku: Chrissy’s Court sets viewership records

Roku has revealed that the second season of Chrissy’s Court, starring Chrissy Teigen and Pepper Thai, set US viewership records for unscripted Roku Originals programming during its opening weekend on The Roku Channel. Season 2 of the series drew more unique views during its opening weekend than any prior unscripted Roku Originals series launch, making […]

June 24, 2022

Roku CEO: “All TV is going to be streamed”

Anthony Wood, CEO of streaming and device platform specialist Roku, has predicted that, eventually, all TV will move to streaming platforms, with advertisers following the audience away from traditional linear TV broadcasts. Speaking to CNBC at the Cannes Lions festival on Roku’s take on the ad market, Wood said that “all television is going to […]

June 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Roku, Walmart form commerce partnership

Walmart, the US retail chain, and Roku have announced a partnership to make TV streaming the next e-commerce shopping destination. Walmart will be the exclusive retailer to enable streamers to purchase featured products fulfilled by Walmart directly on Roku. The new experience offers product discovery with a seamless checkout experience, enabling purchase directly at the […]

June 17, 2022

Analysis: Potential Netflix/Roku synergies

Noting reports that Netflix may be mulling a bid for streaming platform operator Roku, Toby Holleran, Research Manager, Ampere Analysis, identifies one obvious barrier for Netflix in that it would need to raise the cash to fund such an acquisition, given that it already carries $15 billion (€14.4bn) of long-term debt, and total liabilities of […]

June 16, 2022By Colin Mann

Roku Brand Studio, Mast-Jägermeister US announce The Lesbian Bar Project

Roku has announced that the Roku Brand Studio and Mast-Jägermeister US will create a new limited streaming series, “The Lesbian Bar Project,” directed by Erica Rose and Elina Street, and hosted by Lea DeLaria (“Orange is the New Black”) who also serves as Executive Producer along with The Katz Company. The series will spotlight Lesbian […]

June 16, 2022

Analysis: US viewing behaviour unchanged by CTVs

Approximately three-quarters of US Internet households own at least one smart TV, according to the Kagan first-quarter 2022 US Consumer Insights survey. However, the ability to access online digital entertainment directly from a smart TV has had virtually no effect on consumer TV viewing behaviour, according to the survey data.      A comparison between smart TV […]

June 9, 2022

Canela.TV on Roku’s Espacio Latino

Canela Media has announced that six of Canela.TV’s channels will debut on The Roku Channel’s Espacio Latino, their new Spanish language offering. Some of the channels being offered will be available directly in Espacio Latino as well as in The Roku Channel’s Live TV Guide. “Hispanic audiences have long been an underserved consumer – an […]

June 7, 2022