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[08/16/22 - 07:00 AM]
The Roku Channel Adds 14 New Linear Channels, Including Additional NBC Local News Channels and Six Scripps Channels, to its Live TV Guide
Viewers will now have access to a variety of new genres and programming, including additional local news channels, Spanish-language entertainment, lifestyle, true crime, and more available on The Roku Channel for free.

[via press release from Roku]

The Roku Channel Adds 14 New Linear Channels, Including Additional NBC Local News Channels and Six Scripps Channels, to its Live TV Guide

New channels include Roku Channel Westerns - a Roku owned and operated channel featuring viewer-favorite Western movies/series including "Apache Junction," "The Westerner," "The Rebel" and more

Also six Scripps channels - BOUNCE XL, Court TV, Grit Xtra, ion, ion Mystery, and ion Plus - are launching, featuring popular programming from hit crime, drama, and action series

Plus additional NBCUniversal Local news channels for Boston, San Diego, and San Francisco/Bay Area and LX News

· Roku announced today the launch of 14 new linear channels on The Roku Channel and through The Roku Channel's Live TV Guide.

· Viewers will now have access to a variety of new genres and programming, including additional local news channels, Spanish-language entertainment, lifestyle, true crime, and more available on The Roku Channel for free.

· In addition to the eight local news channels announced in June, The Roku Channel is adding channels for San Diego, Boston, and the Bay Area, as well as a national broadcast channel LX News, a news network by NBCUniversal Local for Adults 18-45.

· The Roku Channel is also bringing on six Scripps channels for audiences to enjoy, with popular programming on Ion like "NCIS," "Chicago P.D.," "Chicago Fire," "Law & Order," "Hawaii Five-O," and more.

Full channel list:

· BBC Kids: Entertaining, energetic, unpredictable, and clever, BBC Kids is a new channel that kids will love and parents can trust.

· BOUNCE XL: Bounce XL offers the best in Black television, including original programming and specials, scripted sitcoms, and dramas.

· Cheaters: Victims of suspected cheating hire hidden camera crews to spy on significant others and gather incriminating evidence.

· Cine EstrellaTV: Cine EstrellaTV is an all-new 24-hour movie channel celebrating Latin cinema for the on-the-go movie fan.

· Court TV: Court TV, the original true crime network, features live gavel-to-gavel, in-depth legal reporting of the nation's most compelling trials. In addition, the network features engaging specials and true crime series.

· Grit Xtra: Grit is home to your favorite bold, brave and legendary action heroes. Showcasing classic all-American storytelling in its iconic Western movies and series.

· Ion: Ion is "Positively Entertaining" and features a collection of television's most-watched dramas and original programming.

· Ion Mystery: Ion Mystery features investigative crime series, real-life docuseries, and exclusive originals.

· Ion Plus: Ion Plus is home to 24/7 entertainment featuring hit series and top dramas.

· NBC Boston News: Get the latest local news, breaking updates, weather forecast & live events in the Boston area.

· LX News: Live news coverage and innovative storytelling examining the events shaping our world.

· NBC San Diego News: Get the latest local news, breaking updates, weather forecast, & live events in the San Diego area.

· NBC San Francisco Bay Area News: Get the latest local news, breaking updates, weather forecast, & live events in the Bay Area.

· Roku Channel Westerns: Kick off your spurs and enjoy some of the wildest stories in the West. Whether you're a gunslinging Western aficionado, or just cutting your teeth, you'll enjoy this line-up of classic and modern Western movies and popular Western series. QUOTES

· Ashley Hovey, Head of The Roku Channel AVOD: "We're thrilled to continue rolling out new channels to our Live TV Guide and continue expanding in entertainment categories we know our audiences enjoy and value. From local news channels to your favorite drama and crime series, to additional Spanish-language content, we are committed to providing it all for our viewers."

BACKGROUND

· The Roku Channel has been a leader in free, ad-supported linear streaming TV, and in Q2 2022 our linear offering was the No. 1 FAST service by active account reach on the Roku platform in the U.S. To create easy access to these channels, we recently launched a "Live TV Zone" directly on our home screen in the left-hand navigation bar. We believe The Roku Channel has a significant growth opportunity ahead, and FAST was the fastest-growing segment in TV streaming, doubling year-over-year the U.S. in Q4 (Kantar).

· To create easy access to these channels, we recently launched a "Live TV Zone" directly on our home screen in the left-hand navigation bar. We believe The Roku Channel has a significant growth opportunity ahead, and FAST was the fastest-growing segment in TV streaming, doubling year-over-year the U.S. in Q4 (Kantar).

· Launched in 2017, The Roku Channel is the home of free and premium entertainment on the Roku platform. In Q4 2021, The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 80 million people. The Roku Channel was a top five channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach in Q3 and Q4 2021. Today, The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and more than 300 free live linear television channels in the U.S.

· The Roku Channel licenses and distributes content from more than 300 partners. In addition to Roku devices, The Roku Channel is available on Web, iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire TV and select Samsung TVs and can be accessed internationally in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.





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