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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 Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Web TV Content Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Web TV Content Edition

This was one of the biggest weeks in history for technology-related news, as the world mourned the passing of Steve Jobs. There were also a huge number of stories with a direct impact on the Internet TV wars, as streaming services added new content and …

TidalTV Video Ads Come To Roku, But No Word On How it Will Integrate

TidalTV Video Ads Come To Roku, But No Word On How it Will Integrate

See, there is, eventually, no way to escape advertising. Even if you have got a Roku box and were streaming online videos. TidalTV just signed a deal with Roku to bring video advertising to their Roku boxes. Then again, you were probably experiencing video advertising …

12% Of Online Video Views Come From Mobile – Break Media

12% Of Online Video Views Come From Mobile   Break Media

If one-eighth of your video views are coming from mobile, then you are in good company as Break Media just reported that 12% of their video views come from mobile users. That's a pretty good portion and shows the ever-increasing interest in mobile video viewing.

Roku Hulu Channel Updated to 2.0, New Features Added

Roku Hulu Channel Updated to 2.0, New Features Added

Just another quick note about Roku to follow up my last post, because it appears there has been at least one other significant update–this time involving premium streaming video content provider, Hulu. I stumbled across the changelog for the Hulu Channel for Roku and saw …

Roku Set to Upgrade Offerings With Games & Motion Control

Roku Set to Upgrade Offerings With Games & Motion Control

Roku is really moving up in the world. They pulled in a cool $8M in funding and now are on the verge of delivering on their Roku 2 boxes. New features include a smaller size, 802.11n connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 compatibility, a microSD and an HDMI …

AOL HD Pushing Media to Connected Devices and TVs for Higher Brand Engagement

AOL HD Pushing Media to Connected Devices and TVs for Higher Brand Engagement

AOL HD is continuing its march into your living room with its latest announcement that it will start pushing content to connected boxes. Now that doesn't mean that everything will instantly have an AOL video button or app, but so far, they are targeting the …

TiVo & Roku Strike New Deals With Streaming Content Providers

TiVo & Roku Strike New Deals With Streaming Content Providers

There's a lot of speculation about some partnerships between streaming device makers and streaming content providers and all of them are good for the industry. The biggest of which is the speculation that Wal-Mart's Vudu and Roku are working to tie the knot and offer …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Rumor Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Rumor Edition

We do our best every to cover the most important, most interesting, and most actionable news and articles in the world of online video. But we can't cover everything… at least, until we start cloning ourselves. So this weekly Sunday column is an attempt to …

Blip.tv Partners With The Collective To Bring YouTube Stars More Exposure

Blip.tv Partners With The Collective To Bring YouTube Stars More Exposure

YouTube has been good to a lot of amateur filmmakers and video creators. It's given many of them a distribution platform, social and marketing tools, monetization options, legions of fans, and even serious profit. But apparently… there's still a lot that YouTube can't do for …

Screen Convergence Continues – Vudu, Netflix to Get Dedicated Remote Buttons

Screen Convergence Continues   Vudu, Netflix to Get Dedicated Remote Buttons

Earlier in the year Netflix announced they would have a dedicated button on remote controls for connected devices coming from some manufacturers. Wal-Mart obviously thought that a brilliant idea and so got those same manufacturers to put some Vudu buttons on the remotes as well. …

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