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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

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

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

Roku launches Espacio Latino

Roku has announced the launch of Espacio Latino, a new destination for US Hispanic audiences, offering a collection of programming geared at Spanish speakers on The Roku Channel, which is free for users. At launch, Espacio Latino will feature thousands of hours of free movies and TV shows in Spanish, some of which are original […]

June 6, 2022

The Deal to premiere on The Roku Channel

Electric Entertainment, the LA-based production, distribution, and post-production company, has announces its newest feature film, The Deal, will exclusively launch on The Roku Channel. Roku has obtained both AVoD and FAST rights for the film to run on their streaming service in the Uk, the US, Canada and Latin America. In addition to creating and […]

May 17, 2022By Nik Roseveare

iQIYI launches on Roku in US

iQIYI, an online entertainment service in China, has announced that its IQIYI channel is now available on Roku devices in Canada and the US. iQIYI’s current overseas subscribers will now be able to enjoy iQIYI content through their Roku devices by simply logging on to the iQIYI channel on their Roku device. iQIYI International service […]

March 29, 2022

Roku update adds Photo Streams

Roku has announced that Roku OS 11 will start rolling out to Roku devices in the coming weeks. Roku says that OS 11 brings personalisation to the forefront of the user’s streaming experience with the launch of Roku Photo Streams – a way for users to enjoy and share photos. Roku Photo Streams enables users […]

March 23, 2022

Research: Gen Z favour both TV and short-form video

While the media lifestyles of Gen Z – a generation that has never known a world without Internet – are dominated by social media and music streaming, this diverse audience of streamers view long-form TV content with as much frequency as short-form video content, according to Horowitz Research’s State of Gen Z 2021 study. The […]

March 3, 2022

MotorTrend Premium on The Roku Channel

MotorTrend Group, a Discovery company, has announced that MotorTrend’s complete collection of series, specials and documentaries dedicated entirely to the automotive world are now available to US consumers through Premium Subscriptions on The Roku Channel. Streamers can now access MotorTrend’s catalogue of automotive series including: Top Gear America, Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew, Motor MythBusters, […]

February 28, 2022

Blue Ant’s TotalCrime on The Roku Channel

International producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media has announced the launch of TotalCrime, a new free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel on The Roku Channel in the US. TotalCrime serves true crime enthusiasts with a catalogue of real-life stories depicted in factual series and documentaries. As part of TotalCrime’s offering, three quarters of […]

February 8, 2022