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Roku (pronounced “roh koo”) is an American, privately held, consumer electronics company that sells home digital media products. The company is based in Saratoga, California. Roku manufactures a variety of digital media receivers that allow customers to access internet streamed video or audio services through televisions. This includes subscription-based services as well as services that are available through the receiver free of charge.
The company was founded in October 20...

The Day In Online Video News And Views 12th November 2013

The Day In Online Video News And Views 12th November 2013

Google are allowing direct applications for Google Glass at last, although there's no guarantee you'll get one and YouTube appears to have won the copyright infringement battle against the UK Premier League and the French Tennis Federation which has been going on since 2007. These and other stories of the day from ReelSEO.

18 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

18 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

Welcome to our weekly round up of online video news where we find out just how well the top YouTube Multi-Channel Networks are faring. BroadbandTV and VEVO announce record viewing figures and Maker acquire further funding for expansion. Oh, and there's a hamster driving a truck too.

The Week In Video: Mobile Video, Bigfoot And Steam Powered YouTube

The Week In Video: Mobile Video, Bigfoot And Steam Powered YouTube

The world of online video is never short of news or updates and we bring you the latest stories you may have missed. This week, Rhett & Link producer hopes to fund a YouTube webseries about finding Bigfoot and the Content ID system opens up to everyone.

Roku Puts the Kibosh on VideoBuzz for Streaming YouTube

Roku Puts the Kibosh on VideoBuzz for Streaming YouTube

Roku has shut down private video channel VideoBuzz for streaming YouTube content on the grounds it was content they did not own. Roku and YouTube haven't exactly gotten along since Roku first came onto the scene, and the fact that a channel providing them got shut down is no surprise.

The Week In Video: Star Trek, Cat Videos And YouTube Housekeeping

The Week In Video: Star Trek, Cat Videos And YouTube Housekeeping

It is the Easter weekend but we still wanted to bring you some of the news stories that you may have missed this past week. It has been a great few days for winners of the #ifihadglass contest, not so great for those that got kicked out of it and oh, cat videos!

The Week In Video: Funding, Streaming And Pushing Girls Off Cliffs

The Week In Video: Funding, Streaming And Pushing Girls Off Cliffs

There's been a lot of news about this week and we catch up with some of the stories that we didn't cover in depth. We love the look of the new Roku 3 and it's on our shopping list for next month. We also catch up on the fascinating story of steaming media which is a big grown up 8 years old this year.

Weekly Online Video News Round Up - The LA Edition

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   The LA Edition

I was out in LA this week and had a great time. I'm starting to really like that city, aside from the ridiculous driving times. Even though I wasn't really plugged into everything for the week, I did horde a pile of interesting news I ...

Streaming Media West 2012, A Quick Guide and Planner - Help Us Decide What to Report On

Streaming Media West 2012, A Quick Guide and Planner   Help Us Decide What to Report On

I have done it! I have convinced Mark to unchain me from the desk and get me to an upcoming show. The show is, obviously, Streaming Media West 2012 which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in L.A. October 30-31. Oh, Halloween in ...

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

Yeah, it's a weird bit of news but it seems that fear of Apple and Google taking a big slice of their TV viewer's time and business, was motivation enough for some of the largest TV manufacturers to get together and build exact what I ...

Best Practices for Building User-Friendly Connected TV Applications

Best Practices for Building User Friendly Connected TV Applications

So I started doing some research to compile what I could on making apps for the connected TV platform. I tried to find all the API guides and docs I could find as well as some basic tips on creating a good user experience for ...

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