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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

Roku adds AccuWeather NOW

AccuWeather NOW, the streaming service from AccuWeather, is now available on The Roku Channel, the home for free content on the Roku platform. The Roku Channel’s users can now access AccuWeather’s forecasts as well as 24/7, continuous daily programming, dedicated to all things weather, including extreme and natural events, global forecasts, climate and weather-related news […]

August 18, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Roku plays more Quibi shows

Roku is releasing 23 more shows originally made for Quibi, the failed for-mobile short-video outfit whose inventory it bought. The first batch of 30 Quibi shows, released in May, Roku says doubled the time users spent streaming the Roku Channel in the second quarter. In January, Roku bought the rights to 75 programmes from Quibi […]

August 9, 2021

Roku claims ‘Originals’ streaming success

In the two weeks following the launch of Roku Originals, May 20th to June 3rd, a record number of unique accounts streamed The Roku Channel, according to the streaming platform and device specialist. Furthermore, the top ten most watched programmes on The Roku Channel were all Roku Originals in this two-week period. The debut of […]

June 21, 2021By Colin Mann

Roku pay-one window deal with Saban Films

Roku and Saban Films have announced an agreement granting Roku the pay-one window streaming rights to movies released by Saban Films. Under the agreement, a selection of Saban’s 2021 film slate will stream free exclusively on Roku’s ad-supported streaming service, The Roku Channel, in the US and Canada following theatrical and home entertainment release. The […]

May 28, 2021

Roku delivers “exceptional” Q1

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku has released first quarter 2021 results. Total net revenue grew 79 per cent year-on-year to $574.2 million (€475.5m). In a letter to shareholders, the company said: “Roku delivered an exceptional first quarter led by strong growth in advertising and the expansion of content distribution partnerships. We generated record revenue […]

May 7, 2021