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Roku expands unscripted slate

Roku has announced the expansion of its unscripted Roku Originals slate with the greenlight of three new adventure series: Fight to Survive, Reptile Royalty and UFO Cowboys.   Fight to Survive will take audiences on a journey to a remote, tropical island for an intense survival competition ; Reptile Royalty brings audiences into the unpredictable world […]

January 25, 2023By Nik Roseveare

We Are Not Alone on The Roku Channel in US

Roku has announced that The Roku Channel will premiere the Roku Original sci-fi comedy We Are Not Alone on January 27th. Written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond (co-creators and stars of Ghosts), the feature-length comedy is set six weeks after the Gu’un aliens have invaded and completely conquered Earth. We Are Not Alone explores […]

January 23, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Research: Ad-supported TV shows strong engagement

The Q4 2022 wave of Hub Entertainment Research’s TV Advertising: Fact vs. Fiction study reveals strong engagement with ad-supported TV services among TV viewers. Key findings from this year’s study: 1) Most TV consumers would rather watch ads if it means saving money. 57 per cent say they’d rather watch ads and pay $4 (€3.78) […]

December 20, 2022

Viaplay on The Roku Channel in US

Viaplay Group and Roku have agreed on a multi-year partnership that makes a range of Viaplay’s Nordic content available through Premium Subscriptions on The Roku Channel in the US. Viewers can add a Viaplay subscription through Premium Subscriptions and access over 1,500 hours of Viaplay’s series and films and curated third-party content. Viaplay’s content will […]

December 19, 2022

WildEarth launches on The Roku Channel

WildEarth has expanded its live and linear channel footprint to include The Roku Channel, the home of free entertainment on the Roku platform. The WildEarth Channel features live expert-hosted wild animal experiences The addition of the channel will make quality nature and animal programming more accessible to US nature lovers. “WildEarth is super proud to […]

December 1, 2022

FITE 24/7 added to The Roku Channel

FITE has launched FITE 24/7, FITE’s newly enhanced FAST channel, on The Roku Channel in the US. FITE 24/7 offers a 24-hour ad-supported service that is populated by a variety of combat sports and entertainment, refreshed every week. Specialising in Boxing, Pro Wrestling, MMA, Bare Knuckle Boxing, and Grappling. Live content will also soon be […]

November 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

AMC Networks, Roku expand partnership

AMC Networks and Roku have announced an expanded partnership that will feature AMC Networks’ content and targeted streaming services across The Roku Channel’s ecosystem. The agreement includes the addition of 11 free ad-supported streaming (FAST) channels created and programmed by AMC Networks to The Roku Channel, including an exclusive channel, AMC Showcase, which will feature […]

November 4, 2022

Roku Q3 revenue up 12%; downbeat on Q4

Roku has announced that total net revenue grew 12 per cent YoY in Q3 to $761 million (€781.5m), beating estimates. The US streaming specialist added 2.3 million incremental active accounts in the quarter to reach 65.4 million. In a letter to shareholders, Roku CEO Anthony Wood and CFO Steve Louden, said: “In Q3, we delivered […]

November 3, 2022

The Roku Channel arrives in Mexico

Streaming platform Roku has announced the arrival of The Roku Channel in Mexico. The Roku Channel is a free streaming channel available on Roku devices that offers users access to thousands of movies and TV episodes, including exclusive access to more than 30 Roku Originals. “Launching The Roku Channel in Mexico represents a pivotal moment […]

October 14, 2022

The Roku Channel brings Adult Swim Festival to streamers

Roku has announced that The Roku Channel will be the exclusive AVoD partner for the Adult Swim Festival, a three-part special featuring performances from the live event that took place in Philadelphia in August 2022. The special will be available for audiences to stream for free with ads on The Roku Channel starting September 23rd. […]

September 21, 2022