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Canada: Love Pets on The Roku Channel

International production studio, rights business and channel operator, Blue Ant Media, has announced the launch of its FAST channel, Love Pets, on The Roku Channel in Canada. Since the pet-themed channel debuted last year, it has rolled out in 27 countries across the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Launching Love Pets on […]

March 5, 2024

NBCUniversal’s video clips launch on Roku

NBCUniversal and Roku have announced that popular short-form video clips from Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers are now available on Roku in the US and will appear regularly after airing on NBC. Clips from NBC Sports will be launching in the coming weeks.  Roku users […]

February 28, 2024

Roku: Active accounts at 75.8m

Roku, the streaming specialist, has reported Q3 net revenue of $912 million (€856.4m), up 20 per cent year over year. Platform revenue was up $787 million (up 18 per cent YoY) and gross profit was $369 million (up 3 per cent YoY). Active accounts were at 75.8 million, a net increase of 2.3 million from […]

November 2, 2023

WildBrain expands content on The Roku Channel

WildBrain, a player in kids’ and family entertainment, has signed a new distribution agreement with Roku, which will see the popular kids’ shows Tata & Kuma and Princess Mirror-Belle launch on The Roku Channel in the US later this year. The shows join additional WildBrain shows already available on the free ad-supported streaming service, including […]

August 10, 2023

Miss Universe broadcast deals with Roku, Telemundo

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO), which oversees the annual Miss Universe competition, has announced new multi-year distribution deals with The Roku Channel and Telemundo, covering the US streaming and broadcast markets in both English and Spanish languages respectively. The 72nd Annual Finale takes place on November 18th. The 2023 competition, set to take place live […]

August 4, 2023

Formula E strikes CBS Sports, Roku deals

All-electric motorsports series Formula E has revealed what it describes as “ground-breaking” new broadcast distribution partnerships in the US that will see long-standing partner CBS air more live races than ever before and introduce streaming platform Roku, as the streaming home of Formula E. Beginning in January 2024, five races will air live on CBS […]

June 27, 2023By Colin Mann

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

Viaplay launches on Roku in UK, US, Canada

Viaplay Group and Roku have agreed a multi-year partnership that makes the Viaplay streaming service available for subscription through Roku devices in the US, Canada and the UK. Viewers in all three countries can now subscribe directly to Viaplay’s full local offerings via Roku. In December 2022, Viaplay Group and Roku announced an agreement to […]

April 20, 2023By Colin Mann

Roku announces Primetime Reach Guarantee Ahead

Reach more TV households in primetime than you can find on the average program airing on a top-five cable network is Roku’s new Primetime Reach Guarantee ahead of the TV Upfronts. Marketers have long valued TV advertising for its ability to reach large audiences quickly. Today, brands are shifting advertising spend to TV streaming to […]

April 19, 2023

Roku greenlights WWE: Recruits docuseries

Roku has announced WWE: Recruits (working title), a new, original docuseries that follows a group of young men and women competing to become WWE Superstar. The eight-part docuseries invites viewers to witness the grueling training, personal triumphs, and life-changing moments of talented individuals trying to make their professional wrestling dreams a reality. Thousands of pro […]

April 11, 2023By Nik Roseveare