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Cineflix Rights launches ‘Property Brothers’ FAST channel on Roku, Tubi & Plex in Canada

Cineflix Rights has launched a new FAST channel dedicated to home renovation experts Drew and Jonathan Scott – the Property Brothers – on The Roku Channel, Tubi and Plex platforms in Canada. The Property Brothers channel offers more than 300 episodes drawn from long-running series including the original Property Brothers and Property Brothers: Buying + […]

News round-up: Roku renews ‘Sushi Master’; Netflix extends ‘Alice In Borderland’; Hayu lands in New Zealand

Roku renews ‘Sushi Master’ Roku has renewed culinary competition series Morimoto’s Sushi Master for a second season on The Roku Channel. Produced by Ample Entertainment, the series features world-renowned culinary icon Masaharu Morimoto as head judge and executive producer. He puts aspiring chefs to the test as they compete in challenges that not only honor […]

Roku cuts a further 200 jobs to reduce escalating operating overheads

Roku has announced plans to cut a further 200 jobs, equivalent to around 6% of its total workforce, as it continues to feel the impact of the US economic downturn. The company, which manufactures devices but is also a major player in FAST, expects the move will cost between $30m and $35m in severance payments, […]

WBD moves FAST as 200+ shows incl ‘Westworld’ head to Tubi & Roku

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) is to launch branded FAST channels for series including the recently cancelled Westworld via ad-supported platforms The Roku Channel and Fox-owned Tubi. The deal with The Roku Channel encompasses titles including Westworld, The Bachelor, Cake Boss, Say Yes To The Dress and F-Boy Island (among others), which will come to the […]

Roku expands to more than 70 million users

Roku has reported more than 70 million active accounts globally, adding almost 10 million on the previous year. Active accounts as of Q4 2021 numbered 60.1 million, while streaming hours were 23.9 billion in Q4 and 87.4 billion for full year 2022, representing a 19% increase year-over-year. Roku said that it “remains the number one […]

Roku to axe 200 jobs as US enters economic slowdown

Roku has become the latest US media firm to cut jobs, with 200 roles – representing 5% of its total workforce – set to be hit. The company, which manufactures devices but is also a major player in FAST, has seen its share price plummet over the past year from $236 apiece this time last […]

Roku Channel steps in to save TBS comedy ‘Chad’ after WBD cancellation

The Roku Channel has stepped in to save Nasim Pedrad’s comedy series Chad, after Warner Bros. Discovery’s TBS scrapped the show. The second season had been completed but was a casualty of WBD’s decision to cancel numerous shows that were almost produced or in post, as part of a wider tax write-off strategy. Roku has […]

NBCUIS alum Jeff Wachtel links with Blink49 & Roku to launch Future Shack

NBCUniversal International Studios (NBCUIS)’s former president Jeff Wachtel has launched his own production firm with the backing of Endeavor Content-backed Blink49 Studios and Roku. Wachtel, who departed NBCUIS in 2020 following a global restructuring, has partnered with fellow NBCU alum Sam Michaels and financier Yusik Choi to set up Future Shack Entertainment. It will be led […]