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DocuBay launches on Roku in US and Europe

Factual streamer DocuBay has launched on Roku devices in the US and Europe. The SVOD is now available on streaming devices produced by the vendor on the Roku Channel Store in the United States, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and France. DocuBay offers a premium range of documentary films including HD and 4K titles across […]

Exclusive: AVOD streamers could offer ‘first window, exclusive’ potential

Almost a third of distributors believe advertising-funded (AVOD) streamers could become buyers of first window and exclusive rights to finished programming, according to the findings from a newly released survey. The Future Of TV Program Rights In An On-Demand World report, produced by analysts at TBI sibling Omdia, found that 32% of respondents believe AVOD […]

Fox Corp completes $440m deal for AVOD streamer Tubi

Fox Corp has completed its $440m acquisition of AVOD streamer Tubi, which was first announced last month. The ‘new Fox’, headed up by Lachlan Murdoch and born out of Disney’s $71bn acquisition of 20th Century Fox, has financed the deal with proceeds from the sale of its stake in fellow streamer Roku. When the Tubi […]

AVOD service Roku Channel launched into UK

Roku has launched its AVOD service, the Roku Channel, in the UK with an offering that includes more than 10,000 TV episodes, documentaries and movies. Roku has launched the service, which is available without a subscription or login, after striking deals with more than 40 content partners including All3Media International, EndemolShine Group, FilmRise and DRG, […]

AVOD poses “existential threat” to broadcast, says Endemol Shine sales boss

AVOD companies such as Tubi, Roku and Pluto TV pose an “existential threat” to the future of traditional broadcasters, according to Endemol Shine International sales boss Matt Creasey. Ad-supported streamers have rapidly emerged as a key partner for major distributors over the past 12 months, with companies such as Endemol Shine able to effectively monetise […]

Acorn TV expands distribution partnerships to Apple, Amazon

Acorn TV has grown its distribution footprint, expanding to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon and Android TV. The AMC-owned SVOD – which is focused on British programming and international drama – is now available on Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels Canada and Android TV. For Apple, customers in the […]

Roku launches the Olympic Channel

Roku is set to launch the Olympic Channel on its platform, which will include exclusive footage around various sports.  The channel will include a 24/7 live stream and more than 400 episodes from the Olympic Channel library of original content. The Olympic Channel will also offer exclusive access to behind-the-scenes footage and key athletes. Highlights […]

Roku adds 7.8 million active accounts in 2018

Roku added 7.8 million active accounts in 2018 to reach 27.1 million at the year end, claiming that nearly one in five US TV households now use the streaming platform. The company revealed the stats in its Q4 shareholder letter last week, stating that streaming hours increased by 9.2 billion hours to 24.0 billion and […]

Acorn TV launches in Latin America

Acorn TV, the North American streamer hosting British and international TV, will now become available in twelve Latin American countries through Roku streaming devices. The Latin America launch includes Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Viewers will be able to subscribe to Acorn via their Roku […]

Roku files for IPO of up to $100m

Streaming device maker Roku has filed for an initial public offering at a proposed maximum offering price of US$100 million. Loss-making Roku filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, but said that the number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not […]

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