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NBCUNIVERSAL AND ROKU PARTNER TO EXPAND NEWS LINEUP ON THE ROKU CHANNEL INCLUDING MORE FROM NBC NEWS, NBCUNIVERSAL LOCAL AND SKY NEWS
Telemundo Stations’ Regional News Channels are now available on The Roku Channel with additional FAST channels – Dateline 24/7, TODAY All Day, and Sky News International – arriving by early 2023
Deal for NBC News NOW on The Roku Channel has been renewed
NEW YORK, NY – November 15, 2022 – NBCUniversal and Roku have expanded their partnership to bring a variety of local, national, and international news to users on The Roku Channel. Beginning today, users of The Roku Channel will instantly have access to four new Spanish-language regional news channels – Noticias Telemundo California, Noticias Telemundo Florida, Noticias Telemundo Noreste, and Noticias Telemundo Texas – each powered by Telemundo-owned stations in each state/region. By early 2023, additional FAST channels, including Dateline 24/7, TODAY All Day, and Sky News International, will launch on The Roku Channel. The expanded partnership also includes a renewal for NBC News NOW on The Roku Channel.
“There is tremendous value in the lean-back experience our FAST offerings provide our audiences and partners,” said Matt Schnaars, President, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal. “NBC News, NBCUniversal Local and Sky News are trusted sources of information for millions and this is a great opportunity to enhance The Roku Channel on behalf of our viewers.”
“We’re pleased to expand our partnership with NBCUniversal to bring more of its premium news lineup, including national, local, international, and Spanish-language regional news channels, to The Roku Channel,” said Ashley Hovey, Head of The Roku Channel, AVOD, “Audiences are increasingly streaming news, and we are thrilled to work with NBCUniversal, home to some of the industry’s most respected news organizations, to continue bringing our users a robust lineup of valuable news programming.”
Existing NBCUniversal content on The Roku Channel includes NBC News NOW, several NBC local news channels, and The Rotten Tomatoes Channel. Additionally, users of The Roku Channel have access to a wide range of ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) content from NBCUniversal, featuring fan-favorite programming including Will & Grace and Friday Night Lights. Telemundo owned stations are part of NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal.
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 more than 300 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, as well as Amazon Fire TV and select Samsung TVs.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a premium ad-supported streaming service. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
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