Sky unveils revamped, hybrid Now TV box

Sky will launch a new Roku-powered Now TV box later this year, giving users access to live linear TV channels for the first time, alongside on-demand content. The revamped, hybrid set-top box will let Now TV customers access more than 60 live, free-to-air TV channels – as well Now TV’s on-demand packages of content and […]

A+E’s Lifetime Movie Club launches on Roku

A+E Networks’ recently-launched, direct-to-consumer subscription service, Lifetime Movie Club, has launched on Roku devices in the US. Lifetime Movie Club gives subscribers access to an ad-free library of Lifetime Movies for US$3.99 a month after a one-week free trial. The service is already available via iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, and can now be […]

CuriosityStream debuts on Roku

Factual subscription on-demand service CuriosityStream has launched a channel on Roku apps and TVs. CuriosityStream launched earlier this year, offering original shows and content from the likes of the BBC, NHK and Zed. Its US-focused Roku service will begin at US$2.99 a month. “Making CuriosityStreamavailable on the Roku platform is an exciting next step in our […]

Streamed NBC now offered through Roku

US broadcast network has launched a streamed version of its channel on Roku players and Roku TVs. All Roku customers will be able to log-in and access all NBC current programming, with users that authenticate through their pay TV provider also able to stream thousands of library episodes of shows such as The Voice, The […]

Sling TV says pay TV model unsustainable

IBC: The current pay TV model in the US is “not sustainable” with the market already showing significant signs of decline, according to Sling TV CEO, Roger Lynch (pictured). Speaking at IBC this morning, Lynch said that Sling TV – an over-the-top TV service that launched in the US earlier this year – is a […]

TV Everywhere viewing up 63% in the US

TV Everywhere viewing in the US was up 63% year-on-year in the second quarter, according to Adobe’s latest Digital Video Benchmark report. The study said that some 12.7% of pay TV viewers were watching this content on different devices in Q2 2015, a 19% jump over Q4 2014, but down slightly compared to Q1 2015. […]

WWE Network launches in Italy

Wrestling entertainment company WWE has launched its over-the-top video service, WWE Network, in Italy. The US English-language version of the service is available for US$9.99 per-month, which gives viewers access to all 12 live WWE pay-per-view events per year, scheduled programming 24-hour a day, and a VOD library of more than 3,300 hours of content. […]

Showtime OTT service lands on Roku, PlayStation

Showtime, the new standalone streaming service from the US cable channel, will be available via Roku devices and on Sony’s cloud TV service PlayStation Vue. The CBS-owned broadcaster confirmed that the two new partners had come on board in time for the Showtime over-the-top service launch in early July, joining previously announced partner Apple. The […]

Sky Italia makes online TV play

Sky in Italy has launched a Roku-powered Sky Online TV Box, a streaming device that is similar to the Now TV box Sky offers in the UK. Viewers can use the box to access Sky programming, without taking out a full Sky subscription, via the company’s internet TV service Sky Online. Other apps, such as […]

OTT service XiveTV launches on Roku

Factual OTT service XiveTV has launched on the Roku streaming platform in the US. The ad-supported, doc-based internet channel launched in February ahead of John Hendricks’ OTT factual service CuriosityStream. It is now available via Roku’s streaming players and TVs with the Roku app. The service is already available online and via Hulu and YouTube […]