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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 […]

All3Media launching OTT nets with TV4

All3Media International and TV4 Entertainment are joining forces for an OTT initiative that will see the pair launch a range of online channels, TBI can reveal. The agreement between All3Media’s international arm and US-based TV4 will see the pair work up online channels that will be distributed over the top, as well as through the […]

PlayStation Vue launches on Apple TV

Sony’s over-the-top TV service PlayStation Vue has launched as an app for Apple TV in the US. PS Vue is available now on fourth generation Apple TVs– the most recent version of the streaming box, which launched last year. Announcing the launch, Sony said that Apple TV was “one of the most highly requested devices by […]

Roku hails biggest device launch in its history

Roku has introduced five new streaming devices in what it described as the biggest player launch in the company’s history. The new device line-up introduces new entry-level options as well as high-end 4K and high dynamic range (HDR)-capable devices. The full line-up consists of the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra and ranges in price […]

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