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Vision TV network comes to UK Roku

• Dedicated app brings 37 channels of international broadcasting • Subscription and free-to-air live TV and video on demand Vision247 today announced the availability of the Vision TV Network through a free-to-download app for Roku’s LT and 2 XS streami

UK(19 Jul 2012)

Vision247 today announced the availability of the Vision TV Network through a free-to-download app for Roku’s LT and 2 XS streaming players. With the Vision TV Network app downloaded from the Roku Channel  Store, Roku  customers  will have access to a world of live 24/7 international television channels.

The Roku streaming player is an easy-to-use and cost-effective way for anyone to enjoy internet TV and video.  With a Roku streaming player, a high-speed internet connection and a television, UK viewers can be up and running in a matter of minutes,  and with the Vision TV Network app downloaded to the player, customers will have instant access to up to 37 channels of broadcasting from Poland, Greece, Turkey and France, with more  countries to follow.   

Vision TV Network brings to UK audiences the best of live international broadcasting through a mix of free-to-air and subscription-based live TV and video on demand. Vision TV Network aggregates these premium channels from national broadcasters around the world into simple-to-access and view TV packages. Audiences can now watch a broad mix of magazine programming, top dramas, film, music, news, sports, politics and children’s shows. Current channels are broadcast from France, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Poland in local language as well as English language programming.

John Mills, CEO of Vision247, said: “Roku is a name synonymous with simple and cost-effective access to TV and on-demand services over the internet. This perfectly gels with our intent for the Vision TV Network, to bring high-quality international television broadcasts to expatriate communities in the UK in an easy, straight forward manner.”  

Clive Hudson, vice president and general manager for Europe at Roku said: “As on-demand television become increasingly popular in the UK, consumers are looking for more and more content to stream to their televisions. International channels are proving very popular in the UK and with the addition of the Vision TV Network app we hope to continue to expand our multilingual offering.”

“Bringing Vision TV Network to the Roku platform extends Vision247’s capability to support international broadcasters and video content owners wishing to extend their reach to new audiences, streaming live TV or delivering video libraries through the app to homes throughout the UK,” added Mills.

Broadcasters can use Vision247’s platform to customise programme schedules and enable personalised programming and advertising.  Vision 247 actively monitors content streaming to ensure that broadcasts are of the highest possible quality and reliability, delivering an unrivalled user experience.

Proving a huge success in the US, where it has served in excess of a billion streaming hours, Roku players are now available throughout the UK. Subscription channel packages for Vision TV Network are available online and are valid for both PCs and Roku streaming players with an allowance of up to four simultaneous sessions for each subscriber.

Note for editors

The Vision TV Network app for Roku streaming players delivers the following channel packages: 

  • Hellenic TV - 13 channels
  • TeleTurk - 7 channels
  • Polska Plus - 13 channels
  • Telefrance - 4 channels


About Vision International TV Network

The UK’s first dedicated international language network of channels available via internet connected FreeviewHD AND Roku streaming players. Located on Freeview Channel 110 (a FreeviewHD digital interactive channel) or via the Roku App store, Vision International TV Network currently provides viewers with access to packages of live simulcast and time delayed broadcast, video on demand, and interactive services. Packages include Polska Plus, Hellenic, TeleFrance and TeleTurk. Further international languages packages will launch throughout 2012. Packages can include premium subscription and free to air content.

About Vision247

First to market in the provision of functional internet delivered broadcast, Vision247 provides a complete solution to clients wanting to create compelling TV and video services for connected audiences worldwide. The Vision IPTV platform can be customised for clients and supports all current commercial models from subscription, pay-as-you-go to PPV and advertiser funded.