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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 […]

Roku increases lead in US battle of streaming devices – research

Roku is increasing its lead in the battle for supremacy between streaming media player providers in the US, according to research by Parks Associates. According to the research group’s Reinventing CE: Transforming Devices to Service Platforms, 37% of streaming media device owners in US broadband homes owned and use a Roku device as of the […]

Lionsgate & Hemisphere launch Spanish OTT offer

Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group have launched Pantaya, a Spanish-language OTT service dedicated to premium content for the Hispanic community in the US. The SVOD service is set to feature a diverse selection of Spanish-language content, including films from Latin America and Hollywood, documentaries, concerts and other original premium content. It will be available on […]

Fullscreen launches on Roku

US over-the-top service, Fullscreen, has launched on Roku streaming devices in the states. Youth-focused Fullscreen, which costs US$5.99 per-month, is already available on Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices and via web browsers. Roku users will now be able to access Fullscreen originals like Shane and Friendswith Shane Dawson, Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig, and Psychobabblewith Tyler […]

Turner SVOD arthouse service launches on Roku

Filmstruck, the Turner-owned SVOD dedicated to arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, has launched on Roku devices in the US. The launch comes after Filmstruck added Chromecast support in February, with launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One due to follow “soon”. The service is already available via the browser, on iOS and Android devices, […]

Twitter channel launches on Roku

A channel featuring the best of Twitter’s live streaming video has gone live on Roku. The Twitter channel offers original programming and live simulcasts in sports, entertainment, news, and politics. Viewers can also browse commentary via the Twitter timeline as they watch live events. “The Twitter channel on the Roku platform brings together the video and […]

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