Sky News Now Available on Roku
Saratoga, Calif. and LONDON(24 Jul 2013)
Today Roku® announced the launch of Sky News on the Roku streaming platform, enabling millions of Roku customers to access live broadcast news from Sky directly on their TVs.
“Sky News offers award-winning news coverage from the U.K. and the rest of the world, and we are thrilled to make their programs available to our customers,” said Steve Shannon, general manager of content and services, Roku. “Sky News is a great addition to the Roku Channel Store as we continue to expand our leadership in the news category.”
The service, which is available for free starting today, delivers live 24/7 news including breaking news and headlines from business, politics, entertainment and more to all Roku customers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Ireland. In addition to the live feed, customers can catch up on specific stories any time with the extensive on-demand news library.
Nick Herm, chief operating officer, Sky News, adds: “As an innovative news provider, Sky News is excited by the opportunity to reach a new audience through the Roku platform. This will mean that millions more households around the world can enjoy Sky News’ world class journalism and award-winning coverage.”
Sky News joins a wide selection of news services currently on Roku including CNBC Real-Time, Fox News, NBC News and WSJ Live.
Roku provides the largest and best selection of streaming entertainment for the TV – whether it’s breaking news, the game of the season, an Oscar?winning movie, a favorite TV show, or a few minutes of casual game play. In 2012 Roku streamed more than one billion hours of video and music.
Roku is the creator of the most popular streaming software platform for delivering video, music and casual games to the TV. Roku launched the first device to stream Netflix to the TV in 2008, and since then has sold more than 5 million Roku streaming players in the U.S. Roku players are also available in Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. In addition, Roku works with OEMs who create Roku Ready™ devices which access the Roku streaming platform. Roku Ready devices can be purchased from major retailers in the U.S. Roku was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Saratoga, Calif. For more information or to purchase directly from Roku, visit www.roku.com.