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The Roku Channel to Stream Short Films from High School Students (Exclusive)

Some high school student filmmakers will have their work shown nationwide, thanks to The Roku Channel. Last spring, the company partnered with youth organization Fresh Films for the Roku Change Makers Program, which trained more than 250 high schoolers from 23 cities nationwide in filmmaking, with career mentorship from Roku employees. Under the leadership of […]

Miss Universe Competition Lands at Roku

Miss Universe is entering the streaming era. Roku has acquired the English-language rights to the 2023 Miss Universe and will stream the competition live from New Orleans on Jan. 14 on its Roku Channel. It will mark the first time on a streaming platform for the Miss Universe telecast, which has aired on Fox for […]

Roku Snags Nasim Pedrad’s ‘Chad’ After TBS Cancellation

Nasim Pedrad’s comedy Chad is getting a second chance. The series, in which Pedrad plays an awkward high schooler, will move to the Roku Channel for its second season. Chad originally aired on TBS, but the cable network in July scrapped the finished second season as its parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, moved away from […]

The Roku Channel Launches in Mexico

The Roku Channel has arrived in Mexico. Roku said that its free streaming channel, which is available on Roku devices and offers users access to thousands of movies and TV episodes, including more than 30 Roku originals, launched in the country Thursday. “Launching The Roku Channel in Mexico represents a pivotal moment for our business […]

Paramount+ to Join Roku’s Premium Subscription Offering This Month

Paramount+ will join Roku’s lineup of premium, add-on subscriptions later this month, allowing subscribers to access all of the streamer’s content and live programming within The Roku Channel. As part of Paramount+’s presence on The Roku Channel, Roku has also developed a TV guide for the streamer’s live programming, which includes major NFL games on […]

How Big Is the Upside On Ad-Supported Streaming? Banff Panel Debates

As consumers battle rising subscription costs for online video-on-demand services, free, ad-supported streaming platforms, or so-called FAST channels, are embracing their own time in the sun, the Banff World Media Festival heard on Monday. “We live in a very big saturated marketplace and there is a lot of demand inside the on-demand environment for audiences,” […]

Roku to Develop Original Series With Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse

Roku has signed co-production deals to develop seven new culinary and lifestyle original series for its Roku Channel.  The series, developed in partnership with Marquee Brands and Milk Street Studios, will feature Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse and Christopher Kimball. As part of the partnership, the Roku Channel will also acquire past seasons of series starring […]