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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

Roku OneView launches Nielsen DAR audience guarantees

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku has launched Nielsen’s Digital Ad Ratings (DAR) audience guarantees on its OneView ad buying platform, making it the first such platform to enable Nielsen guarantees across TV streaming. OneView users can now choose a specific age and gender demographic, such as adults ages 18 to 49, and pay only […]

February 2, 2022

FilmRise acquires rights to Kim’s Convenience

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, and Thunderbird Entertainment, the Canadian-based production company, have entered into an agreement granting FilmRise multi-territory FAST ad-supported digital linear rights to the Canadian comedy series “Kim’s Convenience.” Specifically, the deal gives FilmRise exclusive FAST rights to all five seasons of the series, which it […]

January 20, 2022

Research: Streaming’s advantage grows

Three key trends emerged from Hub Entertainment Research’s latest Conquering Content study, which tracks how consumers discover TV content – and the platforms they use to watch newly discovered shows and movies: 1) Streaming’s advantage as the home for favourite shows continues to grow: Consumers are now three times more likely to discover a new […]

November 11, 2021

Roku ends Q3 with 56.4m active accounts

Roku has reported that total net revenue grew 51 per cent year-on-year to $680 million (€588.1m) in the third quarter. ARPU surpassed the milestone of $40 (trailing 12–month basis) and grew nearly 50 per cent year–over–year. In a letter to shareholders, the company said: As the global shift to TV streaming continues, our performance demonstrates […]

November 4, 2021

HauntTV launches on The Roku Channel in US

International producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media has announced that its FAST (free ad-supported streaming television) channel, HauntTV, is now available to stream, free-of-charge, on The Roku Channel, the home of free and premiere entertainment, in the US. This partnership builds on Blue Ant Media’s expansion into the emerging free streaming space and […]

September 13, 2021

Rotten Tomatoes OTT on Samsung TV Plus

Rotten Tomatoes, the TV and movie review aggrebation website, has continued the expansion of its Rotten Tomatoes OTT channel, by launching on Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free ad-supported video service. The Rotten Tomatoes Channel features 24/7 linear programming, over a dozen originally produced shows and nearly 200 hours of premium long and short-form video content […]

August 26, 2021