LOS GATOS, California .– (BUSINESS AREA) – Apr 6 2020–
Roku, Inc. today announced the arrival of “The Roku Channel” in the UK, a streaming channel that gives consumers free access to 10,000+ films, TV episodes and documentaries. There are no subscriptions, fees or logins needed to access The Roku Channel. Roku channels are available starting today for consumers with Roku® streaming players, Roku TV, TV sets NOW, or Sky Q boxes.
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Roku Channel gives consumers free access to 10,000+ films, TV episodes and documentaries. Now available in the UK. (Photo: Business Wire)
Roku Channel in the UK features a series of popular global and British TV series, including titles such as Homes Under the Hammer, The Commander, Ultimate Force, Fifth Gear, Skins, and Best Bakery of the United Kingdom, in addition to Hollywood songs like Get Carter, The Wicker Man and Les Miserables.
“With The Roku Channel, we make it easy for consumers to find great free entertainment and provide added value for Roku users, NOW TV holders and Sky Q customers,” said Rob Holmes, Vice President of Programming at Roku. “Ad-supported views are one of the fastest growing categories on our platform and we are very pleased to meet consumer demand for free TV.”
The Roku Channel users will enjoy a variety of features that make it easy for them to find and watch a variety of content, including personalized recommendations and channel search capabilities on Roku devices and NOW TV. Users will also find a special section for Children & Families, making it easier for children and parents to find children’s entertainment for free in one easily accessible destination. All entertainment in Kids & Family is handpicked and suitable for children. There is also a row of characters, helping parents and children find the shows they want to watch. Titles in Kids & Family at launch include Bob the Builder, Teletubbies, Oddbods, Bernard, Ryan World Specials, Fireman Sam and Baby Einstein Classics.
The Roku channel helps publishers on the Roku platform as well as new publishers to direct their additional entertainment audience. Roku Channel in the UK features more than 40 content partners, including All3Media International, EndemolShine Group, FilmRise, pocket.watch and DRG, plus Hollywood studios such as Lionsgate and Sony Pictures Television. More publishers are expected to be added over time.
About Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming to TV. We connect users to streaming content they like, allow content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and give advertisers the unique ability to engage consumers. The Roku TV ™ model and the Roku streaming player are available in certain countries throughout the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV brands and service operators. Roku audio products are available in the US through direct retail sales. Roku is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. US.
Roku is a registered trademark and Roku TV is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the US and in other countries.
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