How Roku Used the Netflix Playbook to Beat Bigger Players and ...

After first meeting at a conference, Roku CEO and founder Anthony Wood pestered Hastings for months to let his company make a streaming video box for Netflix. Hastings at the time wanted to build the ...

June 18, 2021

Roku Originals Draw More Viewing In 2 Weeks Than Quibi Did In ...

Roku has revealed viewership data for its original programming, much of which was powered by the acquisition of Quibi’s library last January. Roku Originals launched on May 20, with a lineup of abo...

June 18, 2021

Roku Inks Rights Deal With Saban Films
Streaming - Tech

The Roku Channel to become Free Streaming Home for Saban Films Roku, Inc. and Saban Films today announced a landmark agreement granting Roku® the pay-one window streaming rights to movies released b...

Yahoo Finance
May 28, 2021

Roku Surpasses 53 Million Users in Analyst-Defying Q1
Streaming - Television

Roku has increased its monthly active users (MAUs) by 35% in Q1 2021 to reach a total of 53.6 million, the company has announced. The company delivered “an exceptional first quarter”, CEO Anthony...

Digital TV Europe
May 7, 2021

Roku Pulls YouTube TV Over Fight With Google
Online - Streaming

Roku’s deal to distribute YouTube TV expired Friday — and amid its standoff with Google, Roku pulled YouTube TV from its channel store. For now, however Roku said it is continuing to provide acce...

April 30, 2021

Roku: Google’s ‘Unfair’ Demands May Make You...
Electronics - Streaming

Roku warned YouTube TV customers Monday that the live-TV service may be removed from the company's popular streaming devices, saying in an email to customers that Google is making unfair, anti-competi...

April 26, 2021

Roku is Feuding with Google, putting YouTube in Jeopardy
Streaming - Television

Roku is warning its customers with YouTube TV subscriptions that the service could go dark in the coming days due to what it calls Google’s “predatory” and “monopoly” behavior. In a lengthy...

April 26, 2021

Roku Unveils “Roku Originals” Brand
Electronics - Streaming

Roku, Inc. today announced that the content from the Quibi acquisition in January will be re-branded as "Roku Originals" and will be launched on The Roku Channel. "Roku Originals" will also be the bra...

Yahoo! Finance
April 21, 2021

Roku Adds New Sound Bar, Remote, and Streaming Device
Electronics - Household

Roku Inc. announced updates to its operating system Tuesday while also adding a new streaming device, voice remote, and sound bar to its product lineup. On the product side, Roku ROKU, 2.64% is intro...

Market Watch
April 13, 2021

What AVOD’s Growth Means for Marketers

The rise of ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) services has been a quiet development amid numerous new consumer behaviors spurred or accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the proportion of con...

Marketing Dive
April 13, 2021

Streaming Of NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Nearly Doubled...
Sports - Streaming

Roku, one of the dominant U.S. streaming providers, says viewing on its platform of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament rose 75% over 2019 levels. TV streaming reach, defined as the number of Roku...

April 7, 2021

Roku to Debut Roku Recommends, Sponsored Videos to Promote Pro...

Roku is preparing to debut a new promotional product that has not only piqued advertisers’ interest but will also likely please streaming services. The company has been pitching agency executives o...

April 6, 2021

Roku to Launch Branded Content Studio
Streaming - Television

The streaming platform will bring on former Funny or Die branded content staff and develop "TV-quality" sponsored programming in push for ad dollars. Roku is getting into the branded content business....

Hollywood Reporter
March 23, 2021

NCAA March Madness Live Debuts New Features and Design; Opport...
Sports - Streaming - Tech

The NCAA, CBS Sports and Turner Sports will debut a new design for their second-screen streaming platform during the 2021 Division I college basketball tournament. NCAA March Madness Live will feature...

Sport Techie
March 11, 2021

Roku’s Advertising Ambitions Just Got Even Bigger With New N...

Roku, one of the most popular streaming platforms in US homes, is acquiring Nielsen’s video advertisement business as it tries to become a central hub for TV advertising. Specifically, Roku is acqu...

The Verge
March 2, 2021

10 Stocks Set To Soar in 2021

The stock market can be volatile, but historically it’s also been a great way to build wealth. Although the long-term average return of the stock market has been almost 8%, individual stocks can pro...

January 20, 2021

Roku Buys Quibi’s Library to Boost Free Streaming Service

Streaming giant Roku Inc. is buying the rights to dozens of shows from Quibi Holdings LLC, the failed short-video startup founded by film mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg. Roku will offer more than 75 show...

Yahoo Finance
January 8, 2021

Roku passes 50 million active users as it races to catch Amazo...

Amazon last month touted over 50 million active users on its Fire TV devices. Roku is celebrating a new milestone as it battles with Amazon to be the top streaming platform. In a blo...

January 6, 2021

Roku in Talks to Acquire Rights to Quibi Shows
Streaming - Television

Quibi, after its high-profile collapse, may be close to landing a deal with Roku to sell rights to its multimillion-dollar lineup of original shows. Quibi, the startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and M...

January 4, 2021

HBO Max Seals Deal With Roku, Making Streaming Distribution Fo...
Streaming - Theatrical

WarnerMedia and Roku have finally reached a deal for HBO Max, bringing the subscription streaming outlet to Roku’s 46 million active accounts and filling a key distribution gap ahead of a string of ...

December 17, 2020

Pressure builds on Roku with Wonder Woman, Godzilla, King Kong...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

This is seen as a move by AT&T to exert additional pressure on Roku, the streaming platform that has declined to carry HBO Max since it debuted in May. NBC Universal owner Comcast tried something ...

USA Today
December 4, 2020

Why WarnerMedia’s Blockbuster HBO Max Play May Not Boost Its...
Streaming - Television

The stakes are suddenly much higher for WarnerMedia and Roku in their months-long standoff over HBO Max. The clock is ticking for both companies, which — 191 days after HBO Max’s debut — stil...

December 4, 2020

Why streaming devices are fighting over eyeballs
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

When Wonder Woman 1984 opens in theaters on Christmas Day, most HBO Max subscribers will be able to watch the movie at home. Emphasis on most: Right now, that group of HBO Max subscribers does not inc...

November 25, 2020

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