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 […]

Sky opens up movie store to non-subs

Pay TV operator Sky has opened its download-to-own movie service to all consumers in the UK and Ireland. Previously, only Sky subs could access the store, but it has now opened to everyone, meaning all consumers can now download films to connected devices. Non-Sky subs can access films on their TV via the service Now […]

Sling strikes HBO OTT deal

US pay TV operator Dish Networks’ OTT service Sling TV is to become the first online television service to strike a deal with HBO to provide its content to subscribers. Sling TV will launch HBO as an add-on to its Best of Live TV package for US$15 a month. HBO will be available on the […]

Red Bull TV launches on Roku

Red Bull TV is now available as a streaming channel on Roku players in the UK, Republic of Ireland, US and Canada. The channel, which is also available on Roku TV sets in the US, broadcasts live and on-demand sports and lifestyle programming. The first live Red Bull TV program to stream on the Roku platform will be the […]

Package of French channels launch in the UK

Media services provider Globecast has launched its French TV package Téléfrance in the UK. The package of channels is available via Sky’s Now TV box, the Roku box, iOS and Android devices and Samsung smart TVs. It includes 11 major French TV channels and is targeted at the UK’s French-speaking community. Channels available include France […]

Roku ‘prepping $150m IPO’

Web streaming box maker Roku is reportedly working on plans to file confidentially for an initial public offering, in a move that could see the firm raise up to US$150 million. According to a Wall Street Journal report, which cites people familiar with the plan, Roku has been working to prepare for a potential offering […]

Analyst: Android TV could rock streaming player market

Google’s forthcoming Android TV platform could have a major impact on the growing streaming media player business, with Roku likely to be vulnerable to an Android assault on the market, according to new research. According to IHS Technology, the global base of streaming media players will reach 50 million units by the end of this […]

Disney, Animal Planet services join Amazon Fire TV

Connected set-top box Amazon Fire TV has added services from the likes of Disney and Animal Planet. WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr., Animal Planet L!ve, MLB.TV and WWE Network apps have all been added to the platform, with the deals more than doubling its size. WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, NFL Now, A&E, Lifetime, […]

Roku dominating Apple in US streaming market

Roku has widened its gap over rival Apple TV in the US market and accounted for 46% of streaming media players bought last year compared to Apple’s 26%, according to new research. Parks Associates’ ‘The Evolving Market fro Streaming Media Devices’ report claims that Roku is the most used streaming media player in the US […]

ITV Player launches on Roku

British terrestrial broadcaster ITV has launched its ITV Player catch-up service on Roku streaming boxes in the UK. Viewers now will be able to use the ITV Player channel to watch 30 day’s of catch-up content from ITV’s portfolio of channels – ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV. “A key part of our strategy is […]