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[12/06/22 - 08:00 AM]
The Miss Universe Organization Announces The Roku Channel as Exclusive English Language Broadcast Partner for the 71st Miss Universe Competition
The international event will be hosted at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center where almost 90 women from around the world will compete for the coveted title of Miss Universe.

[via press release from Roku]

THE MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES THE ROKU CHANNEL AS EXCLUSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE BROADCAST PARTNER FOR THE 71ST MISS UNIVERSE(R) COMPETITION 

The 3-hour long broadcast will stream live from New Orleans, Louisiana on January 14th, 2023 at 7pm EST

NEW YORK, NY (December 6th, 2022) - The Miss Universe Organization is thrilled to announce THE ROKU CHANNEL as the exclusive English language broadcast partner for the 71st MISS UNIVERSE(R) competition, which will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"The Miss Universe Organization is constantly looking towards the future," says Amy Emmerich, Chief Executive Officer at The Miss Universe Organization. "For the first time ever, Americans are watching more streaming TV than cable*. With this profound shift in the way audiences watch content underway, we're thrilled to partner with THE ROKU CHANNEL to bring the MISS UNIVERSE(R) competition to the streaming world and reach previously untapped audiences across the United States. The Roku Channel also ranked first in reach amongst AVOD/FAST services in the U.S. and Canada according to TiVo's most recent quarterly Video Trends Report, and we are elated to be partnering together to find more innovative, new ways to tell the stories of these incredible women."

The international event will be hosted at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center where almost 90 women from around the world will compete for the coveted title of Miss Universe. The competition, which will feature categories such as interviews, evening gown, swimwear, and community impact, will culminate with the 70th Miss Universe, Harnaaz Sandhu, crowning her successor.

"The Roku Channel is thrilled to host the 71st Miss Universe competition to celebrate the achievements of women across the globe and give a platform to their many passions and causes," said Rob Holmes, Vice President, Programming, Roku. "As more and more marquee events move to streaming, we're excited to bring these exclusive experiences for free to our audience."

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 5 channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach and streaming hour engagement in Q3 2022. Today, The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 350 free live linear television channels in the U.S. It licenses and distributes content from more than 250 partners. In addition to Roku devices, The Roku Channel is available on Web, iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire TV and select Samsung TVs.

The MISS UNIVERSE(R) competition will air in over 165 countries around the world. The domestic distribution deal was brokered by WME. The televised event will be simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo.  

Find MISS UNIVERSE(R) on Facebook and YouTube, and follow on Twitter and Instagram.  

About The Miss Universe Organization

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) exists to advocate for a future forged by women and good for all. It is a global community that supports women to realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success. MISS UNIVERSE(R) programs provide the 10,000 women who participate annually an international platform to affect positive change through influential humanitarian and professional efforts. The delegates and titleholders are leaders and role models in their communities; they develop personal and professional goals and inspire others to do the same. The Miss Universe Organization is a JKN Company. To learn more, visit www.missuniverse.com.  

About JKN Global Group PCL

JKN Global Group PCL (JKN) established in 2014 is one of Thailand's leading global conglomerates, listed in Market for Alternative Investment (MAI) in November 2017 and subsequently on Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in November 2020.  A content distributor for outstanding global and Thai productions, it is recognized for being the first to introduce Korean, Chinese, and Indian productions into Thailand.  Helmed by CEO Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip, JKN Global Group PCL continues to grow from strength to strength, expanding its universe from content business to the beauty, health, and beverage sectors.  Drawing on its strengths, JKN has extended its dynamism and verve into greater frontiers through its acquisition of the 71-year-old global brand, Miss Universe Organization in October 2022.  

About Roku

Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV(TM) models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV OEM brands. Roku Smart Home products, including cameras, video doorbells, lighting, plugs, and more are available in the U.S. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, California U.S.A.

*According to Nielsen.





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