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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

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

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