Advanced Television


Failed SVB impacts tech players

The Silicon Valley Bank failed on March 10th, leaving Roku, production platform Vimeo and RocketLab at risk until the Federal Government clarifies its position. Roku had some $487 million (€454m) in cash deposited at the bank, the USA’s 16th largest. RocketLab had $38 million in its SVB account, although in a statement it said this […]

March 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Roku, Best Buy advertising and retail relationship

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku and US consumer tech retailer Best Buy have agreed a first-to-market relationship across their advertising and retail businesses. For the first time, Best Buy is partnering with a TV streaming platform to provide its first-party data for targeting and closed-loop measurement. Best Buy will also give shoppers exclusive access […]

March 10, 2023

Roku adds content; updates OS

Roku has announced platform-wide updates for its operating system (OS). Over the coming months, users will find even more content and features with updates to live TV, content discovery, sports, the Roku Mobile App, and more rolling out in the US this spring. “As the #1 selling OS in three major markets, we understand what […]

March 9, 2023

Jedda appointed Roku CFO

Roku has announced that Dan Jedda will join the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1st. He will report to Anthony Wood, Founder and CEO. Jedda will succeed current CFO Steve Louden, who announced he was leaving Roku last year. Louden will work closely with Jedda to ensure a smooth transition when he departs […]

March 9, 2023

Jellysmack content on The Roku Channel

Jellysmack is expanding into the free, ad-supported TV (FAST) segment through a new partnership with The Roku Channel. The deal will bring two new linear channels, Hello Inspo and Mysteria, to The Roku Channel’s Live TV Guide. The channels will feature packaged series from Jellysmack’s top creator partners. The new channels from Jellysmack feature shows […]

March 1, 2023

Roku FY revenue flat in “difficult environment”

Roku, the streaming specialist, has released its Q4 and fiscal year 2022 results. Total net revenue grew 13 per cent year over year to $3.1 billion (€2.8bn). Platform revenue increased 20 per cent to $2.7 billion. Gross profit was up 2 per cent to $1.4 billion. Active accounts reached 70 million, a net increase of […]

February 16, 2023

Roku content deal with, the kids and family studio, has signed a new deal with AVoD streaming service The Roku Channel Kids & Family. The deal, which brings four new content specials and one new series to The Roku Channel, kicked off with The Roku Channel’s launch of Ryan’s World Titan Universe Holiday Adventures on Thanksgiving Day 2022. […]

February 14, 2023

Sling TV launches Freestream

Live streaming TV service Sling TV has launched its free advertising-supported streaming television service (FAST) – Sling Freestream – in the US. Unveiled on Sling’s eighth birthday and National Cut the Cord Day, Freestream is available through the Sling app on all Roku devices, and is rolling out across Comcast, LG, Samsung, Vizio and Xbox […]

February 10, 2023By Colin Mann

Roku, DoorDash delivery partnership

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku and local commerce platform DoorDash have agreed a multi-year partnership designed to build a better TV experience and unlock new ways for US consumers to access restaurants and more. The partnership includes: Complimentary DashPass: New and existing Roku account holders with a linked streaming or smart home device can […]

February 7, 2023

Cox Automotive teams with Roku

Cox Automotive and Roku have announced a deal that will pair data from Cox Automotive with TV streaming data from Roku to better measure TV streaming advertising. Cox Automotive’s family of brands includes Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, which reach two out of three online car shoppers during their research and shopping journey. This partnership […]

February 1, 2023