Video: “Apache Junction” – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel





Video: “Apache Junction” – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel
Apache Junction is an Old West outpost of lawlessness, a haven for thieves and cold-blooded killers. When big-city reporter Annabelle Angel arrives in town and becomes a target, notorious gunslinger Jericho Ford comes to her aid.
[via press release from Roku]
Apache Junction | Official Trailer | The Roku Channel

Apache Junction is an Old West outpost of lawlessness, a haven for thieves and cold-blooded killers. When big-city reporter Annabelle Angel arrives in town and becomes a target, notorious gunslinger Jericho Ford comes to her aid.

Stream for FREE on The Roku Channel: https://therokuchannel.roku.com/



Video: “Hunting Ava Bravo” – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel





Video: “Hunting Ava Bravo” – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel
Billionaire sportsman Buddy King unwinds by hunting human captives on his remote mountain estate. But his latest victim, Ava Bravo (Kate del Castillo), is no easy target.
[via press release from Roku]
Hunting Ava Bravo | Official Trailer | The Roku Channel

Billionaire sportsman Buddy King unwinds by hunting human captives on his remote mountain estate. But his latest victim, Ava Bravo (Kate del Castillo), is no easy target.

Stream for FREE on The Roku Channel: https://therokuchannel.roku.com/



“Chrissy’s Court” Season 2 Reigns Supreme as the Most Watched





“Chrissy’s Court” Season 2 Reigns Supreme as the Most Watched Unscripted Roku Original Premiere of All Time
In addition to the strong opening weekend results, Roku also announced that the popular series will exclusively return to The Roku Channel for a third season on Friday, October 21.
[via press release from Roku]
“Chrissy’s Court” Season 2 Reigns Supreme as the Most Watched Unscripted Roku Original Premiere of All Time

Series Will Be Back in Session for Season 3 on October 21

Courtroom series led by Chrissy Teigen and Pepper Thai drew more unique views than any prior unscripted Roku Original launch during its opening weekend on The Roku Channel in the U.S.

Season 2 premiere drove more than 4x the audience of the season 1 premiere ”

Chrissy’s Court” will be back in session for its third season on Friday, October 21, 2022

San Jose, Calif. – June 23, 2022, Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced that the second season of “Chrissy’s Court,” starring Chrissy Teigen and Pepper Thai, smashed U.S. viewership records for unscripted Roku Originals programming during its opening weekend on The Roku Channel. Season 2 of “Chrissy’s Court” drew more unique views* during its opening weekend than any prior unscripted Roku Originals series launch, making the series the #1 unscripted Roku Original premiere of all time. The series also soared to the top of all video-on-demand programming on The Roku Channel, earning the spot of #1 video-on-demand program on The Roku Channel in the U.S. by unique views during its opening weekend. The season 2 premiere of Chrissy’s Court also delivered more than 4x the audience of the season 1 premiere. In addition to the strong opening weekend results, Roku also announced that the popular series will exclusively return to The Roku Channel for a third season on Friday, October 21, 2022.

Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Alternative Originals, Roku : “We are thrilled with the record-breaking performance of “Chrissy’s Court,” and we look forward to an entire new season of Chrissy’s wit and charm as she presides over the courtroom. It’s incredible to see Roku Originals continue to resonate with our streamers in such a profound way with standout unscripted programming on The Roku Channel.”

Chrissy Teigen, Executive Producer & “Judge”: “We’ll be back for more! The cases in season 3 of “Chrissy’s Court” are wilder, the people are more fun than ever, and no claim is too petty for my courtroom. Mom and I can’t wait to bring the all-new season to audiences this October exclusively on The Roku Channel.”

“Chrissy’s Court” features Chrissy Teigen reigning supreme as the “judge” over one small claims case. The plaintiffs, defendants, and disputes are real, as Chrissy’s mom turned “bailiff,” Pepper Thai, maintains order in the courtroom. In this courtroom, Chrissy’s decisions are final and binding.

Season 3 of “Chrissy’s Court” will include 10 episodes, featuring Chrissy and Pepper presiding over a new case in each episode. Chrissy Teigen, Luke Dillon, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Cutforth, Dan Volpe, and Mason Steinberg serve as executive producers. “Chrissy’s Court” hails from Chrissy Teigen’s Suit & Thai Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment and Alfred Street Industries.

Season 3 of “Chrissy’s Court” will join a stacked lineup of unscripted original programming headed to The Roku Channel. The Roku Channel has been broadening the breath of original content available exclusively on The Roku Channel, recently announcing several highly anticipated new unscripted projects including “The Great American Baking Show,” “To Paris For Love: A Reality Rom Com,” “Honest Renovations,” “Que Delicioso,” “Martha Gardens,” “Emeril Tailgates,” “Milk Street My Family Recipe,” “Survival from Above,” “Lincoln Log Project” (wt) and more.

Season 2 of “Chrissy’s Court” premiered exclusively on The Roku Channel on Friday, June 17, 2022.

The Roku Channel is the exclusive home of Roku Originals. From award-winning scripted entertainment and engaging documentaries to new breakout unscripted series, Roku Originals gives viewers free access to bold, fresh entertainment from the biggest names in Hollywood. Half of the top 10 on-demand titles by reach on The Roku Channel in 2021 were Roku Originals.

Launched in 2017, 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 Q1 2022. Today, The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 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, Amazon Fire TV and select Samsung TVs and can be accessed internationally in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

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About Roku, Inc.

Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV(TM) models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A.

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to the content, benefits, timing and availability of Chrissy’s Court and other Roku Originals on The Roku Channel; trends related to TV streaming; and the features, benefits, growth and reach of The Roku Channel and the Roku platform. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Roku, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available from Roku without charge.

Roku is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders.



Roku Brand Studio and Mast-Jagermeister US Announce New Limited Streaming Series





Roku Brand Studio and Mast-Jagermeister US Announce New Limited Streaming Series “The Lesbian Bar Project”
The series will spotlight Lesbian bars and the colorful communities that they serve across the United States.
[via press release from Roku]
Roku Brand Studio and Mast-Jägermeister US Announce New Limited Streaming Series “The Lesbian Bar Project”

New three-part docuseries, “The Lesbian Bar Project” will spotlight remaining Lesbian bars in the United States

Episodes available for free on The Roku Channel in October 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Roku, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) today announces that the Roku Brand Studio and Mast-Jägermeister US will create a new limited streaming series, “The Lesbian Bar Project,” directed by Erica Rose and Elina Street, and hosted by Lea DeLaria (“Orange is the New Black”) who also serves as Executive Producer along with The Katz Company. The series will spotlight Lesbian bars and the colorful communities that they serve across the United States. The three-episode docuseries is slated to launch in October 2022 on The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium entertainment on America’s No. 1 TV streaming platform*.

In the 1980s, there were roughly 200 Lesbian Bars in the United States. Today, there are fewer than 25. As these bars disappear, co-directors Erica Rose and Elina Street established “The Lesbian Bar Project” to celebrate, support, and amplify the remaining Lesbian bars. Each episode of “The Lesbian Bar Project” series will tell the lively and powerful stories of different Lesbian bar owners and patrons in Houston, Phoenix, and Chicago.

In the first quarter of 2022, Roku’s streaming hours for docuseries content grew over 14X on The Roku Channel compared to the first quarter of 2020. As a result, the Roku Brand Studio was a natural fit to launch “The Lesbian Bar Project” for Mast-Jägermeister US – a proud supporter of nightlife and the artists, creatives, and bartenders who have worked to support it.

“Our mission is to create a better TV storytelling experience and help marketers win the entire streaming journey,” said Brian Toombs, Director Head of Content, Roku Brand Studio. “We’re thrilled to bring the data and distribution behind Roku’s platform to help Mast-Jägermeister US bring stories that matter to the largest screen in the home.”

“We are honored to continue highlighting the critical need to support LGBTQIA+ establishments,” said Chris Peddy, Chief Marketing Officer at Mast-Jägermeister US. “Our partnership with Roku Brand Studio provides a tremendous opportunity to raise awareness for the cause by sharing these meaningful stories with a broad and engaged audience.”

“Our passion is storytelling, particularly about queer women, so the opportunity to partner with the Roku Brand Studio and Mast-Jägermeister US to expand ‘The Lesbian Bar Project’ into a streaming series has been an absolute dream,” said Erica Rose and Elina Street, Directors of “The Lesbian Bar Project.”

Co-Director Elina Street is a French American director and writer based in New York City. Street’s storytelling focuses on childhood with an emphasis on female and non-binary gender expression. Erica Rose is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker with a focus on queer and female-driven stories. “The Lesbian Bar Project” will be available to stream for free, exclusively on The Roku Channel in October 2022 starting LGBT History Month in many countries around the globe.

*America’s No. 1 TV streaming platform is based on hours streamed according to Hypothesis Group, October 2021

About Roku, Inc.

Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV(TM) models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV OEM brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A.

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to the timing, availability, and benefits of “The Lesbian Bar Project” and other content on the Roku Channel and the Roku platform; trends related to TV streaming; the features and benefits of the OneView ad platform; and the features, benefits, growth, and reach of The Roku Channel and the Roku platform. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Roku, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available from Roku without charge.

About Jägermeister

Introduced over 80 years ago, Jägermeister, German for “Master Hunter,” is one of the world’s most successful liqueurs and available in 150 countries. The iconic taste of Jägermeister is not left to chance but is due to decades of experience, a safely guarded secret recipe consisting of 56 natural herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits including star anise, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger roots, and 383 quality checks. The botanical ingredients are extracted in their raw, unprocessed form through a gentle, weeks-long process of cold maceration to create Jägermeister’s base. The base, housed in more than 400 oak casks, then “breathes” for one full year, which is key to creating the complex and balanced flavor of Jägermeister’s legendary taste profile. Jägermeister is 35% Alc./Vol. and imported exclusively by Mast-Jägermeister US, White Plains, NY. Visit www.jagermeister.com and follow @JagermeisterUSA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

About The Lesbian Bar Project

The Lesbian Bar Project aims to bring greater awareness and prosperity to the remaining Lesbian Bars across the country. In the 1980s there were roughly 200 Lesbian Bars in the U.S. Today there are only 21 left. As the bars continue to disappear at a staggering rate, Co-Directors Erica Rose and Elina Street established The Lesbian Bar Project at the start of COVID-19 to celebrate, support, and amplify the remaining Lesbian Bars that exist in the United States. In October 2020, they released a PSA and fundraising campaign, which helped raise over $117K for the remaining bars. In June 2021, they released a short documentary film and another fundraising campaign. The documentary short spotlights the bar owners, community activists, and patrons in three cities (New York, NY; Mobile, AL; and Washington, DC) and their struggles during the pandemic, their hopes for the future, and the impact on their communities. The 2021 fundraising campaign raised over $150k for the bars. Both the PSA and film is Executive Produced by Lea DeLaria, The Katz Company and supported by Jägermeister’s #savethenight initiative.

Roku is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders.



The Roku Channel Brings Back “Doomlands” for Season Two





The Roku Channel Brings Back “Doomlands” for Season Two, Announces Unscripted Originals “Survival from Above” and “Lincoln Log Project” (wt)
The second season will be a continuation of season one, inviting audiences along for more adventures with the infamous Danny Doom and aspiring bartender, Lhandi, as they sling beers across a hellish wasteland in their mobile pub: The Oasis.
[via press release from Roku]
The Roku Channel Brings Back Roku Original Animated Series “Doomlands” for Season Two

Josh O’Keefe, series creator, and Josh Bowen, executive producer and managing director of Look Mom! Productions, a Blue Ant Media Company, return to continue the adventures of the infamous Danny Doom Doom, Lhandi, and the crew of the Oasis.

Season one of “Doomlands” first premiered on The Roku Channel in January 2022

The Roku Channel announced today that Roku Original scripted animated series “Doomlands” will return for season two.

The second season will be a continuation of season one, inviting audiences along for more adventures with the infamous Danny Doom and aspiring bartender, Lhandi, as they sling beers across a hellish wasteland in their mobile pub: The Oasis. Facing ruthless desert gangs, memory-stealing creeps, and even mean bathroom graffiti, all this crew’s got to do to survive is not kill each other

“Doomlands” season 2 will feature 10, quarter-hour episodes. The series is produced by Look Mom! Productions, a Blue Ant Media Company.

Mark Little and Kayla Lorette will reprise their roles, voicing Danny Doom and Lhandi, respectively, alongside Ashley Holliday Tavares as Xanthena and Roger Bainbridge as Jep.

“Doomlands” is written by Josh O’Keefe, Roger Bainbridge, Kayla Lorette and Mark Little. Lee Porter and Josh O’Keefe serve as co-showrunners. The series is directed by Josh O’Keefe.

Season one of “Doomlands” first premiered on The Roku Channel in January 2022. The series is available exclusively for free on The Roku Channel in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

Colin Davis, Head of Scripted Originals, Roku: “We could not be more excited to continue working with the brilliant Josh O’Keefe on his wildly hilarious brainchild ‘Doomlands.’ It was so incredible to see the world of Danny Doom resonate with our streamers, and we look forward to bringing them along for more even laugh-out-loud worthy adventures in season two.”

Josh O’Keefe, Creator of Doomlands: “Season 2, here we come! Bringing this project to life has been a multi-year journey and we cannot express how grateful we are that ‘Doomlands’ found a great home and audience on The Roku Channel. Get ready for more hell-ish fun for Danny Doom and Lhandi in season two.”

Roku takes Unscripted Originals to New Heights with “Survival From Above” and “Lincoln Log Project” (wt)

The Roku Channel is partnering with Caravan on “Survival From Above” and Entertainment One (eOne) for “Lincoln Log Project” (wt)

Titles to debut on The Roku Channel in 2023

Roku today announced greenlights of two, new Roku Original unscripted projects: “Survival From Above” and “Lincoln Log Project” (wt). The series will premiere exclusively on The Roku Channel in 2023. “Survival From Above” is the first-ever survival competition series set entirely in rainforest treetops of Guyana, South America, with contestants suspended 100 feet off the ground. Entertainment One’s (eOne) “Lincoln Log Project” (wt) brings audiences into the highly visual and physical world of professional loggers, as master builders create the ultimate dream cabins from the ground up using life-sized Lincoln Logs.

The announcement of these new series marks Roku Originals’ expansion into the adventure and exploration genres, broadening the breath of original content available exclusively on The Roku Channel. The Roku Channel recently announced several highly anticipated new unscripted projects including “The Great American Baking Show,” “To Paris For Love: A Reality Rom Com,” “Honest Renovations,” “Delicioso,” “Martha Gardens,” “Emeril Tailgates,” “Milk Street My Family Recipe” and more.

Survival From Above: There is one place on this planet humans have yet dared call home – the canopy of the South American Rainforest. For the first time in history, ten survivalists will take survival to a whole new level. Ten people, Ten treetops, and one unpredictable jungle in one of the most extreme, adventure challenges ever attempted: all suspended 100 feet above the jungle floor. Who has the skills to survive the longest before ever stepping foot on the ground, and be the “last person hanging” for the $100,000 prize? Survival From Above will start production later this year in the rainforest of Guyana. The eight, hour-long episode series is produced by Carvan (an All3 Media company) with Dinah Lord, Rafael Montserrat and Jane McGoldrick executive producing, with Kristina Obradovic as Production Consultant.

Lincoln Log Project (wt): Inspired by Hasbro’s iconic childhood toy Lincoln Logs, this build series brings fantasy to reality on a grander scale, as our master builders take ordinary log cabin design and catapult it into the stratosphere. Viewers will get an up-close look at what it takes to design the ultimate Lincoln Log cabins from the ground up, from the moment the crew yells “timber,” until the keys are handed off at the front door. Each episode will dive into the artisanal and transformational process of hand-cutting and custom-crafting life-size Lincoln Logs to the surprise and delight of each cabin’s new owners. “Lincoln Log Project” (wt) will start production later this year. The series’ eight, hour-long episodes are produced by eOne with Tara Long, Geno McDermott, Gennifer Gardiner and Cindy Bertram executive producing.

Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Alternative Originals, Roku: “Today’s series greenlights plant Roku Originals’ flag in the adventure and exploration unscripted genres, which will not only excite our current streamer base, but also attract new audiences to The Roku Channel. It’s an honor to work with the phenomenal teams at eOne and Caravan to create bold, premium content for audiences to enjoy for free.”

Dinah Lord, Co-Founder and CEO, Caravan: “We are honored to be working with Roku on its first survival series, and looking forward to delivering this bold, innovative, and breathtaking new format which literally takes the genre in a whole new, upwards, direction!”

BACKGROUND:

The Roku Channel is the exclusive home of Roku Originals. From award-winning scripted entertainment and engaging documentaries to new breakout unscripted series, Roku Originals gives viewers free access to bold, fresh entertainment from the biggest names in Hollywood. Half of the top 10 on-demand titles by reach on The Roku Channel in 2021 were Roku Originals.

Launched in 2017, 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 Q1 2022. Today, The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 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, Amazon Fire TV and select Samsung TVs and can be accessed internationally in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.



Video: “Chrissy’s Court” Season 2 – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel





Video: “Chrissy’s Court” Season 2 – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel
Chrissy Teigen and her mother Pepper Thai reign supreme as the Judge and Bailiff in this courtroom.
[via press release from Roku]
Chrissy’s Court Season 2 | Official Trailer | The Roku Channel

Order in the court! #ChrissysCourt is back and streaming free on June 17.

Stream for FREE on The Roku Channel: https://therokuchannel.roku.com/



Video: “Twist” – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel





Video: “Twist” – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel
In modern-day take on “Oliver Twist,” a gang of street hustlers plan the heist of the century.
[via press release from Roku]
Twist | Official Trailer | The Roku Channel

In modern-day take on “Oliver Twist,” a gang of street hustlers plan the heist of the century. Michael Caine and Lena Headey star in Twist, now streaming free on The Roku Channel.

Stream for FREE on The Roku Channel: https://therokuchannel.roku.com/



“Chrissy’s Court” – Season 2 Returns June 17th





“Chrissy’s Court” – Season 2 Returns June 17th
Chrissy Teigen and her mother Pepper Thai reign supreme as the Judge and Bailiff in this courtroom.
[via press release from Roku]
The verdict is in: Season 2 of CHRISSY’S COURT debuts Friday, June 17, 2022 on The Roku Channel

Check Out the Official Poster:

Starring Chrissy Teigen and Pepper Thai

Chrissy Teigen and her mother Pepper Thai reign supreme as the Judge and Bailiff in this courtroom. The plaintiffs, defendants, and disputes are real – with Chrissy’s decisions over these small claims cases final and binding.

#ChrissysCourt

About Roku, Inc.

Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV(TM) models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A.

Roku is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders.



Voltage and Roku Originals Team Up with Channel 4 on “Tempting Fortune”





Voltage and Roku Originals Team Up with Channel 4 on “Tempting Fortune”
The series will debut in the U.K. on Channel 4 and exclusively on The Roku Channel in the U.S.
[via press release from Channel 4]
Voltage and Roku Originals team up with Channel 4 on ‘Tempting Fortune’

Temptation has led to the fall of man since we were wandering around the garden of Eden. Now, in a new six-part Channel 4 series from Voltage and Roku Originals the only test a group of 12 strangers will face is simple: to resist. The series will debut in the U.K. on Channel 4 and exclusively on The Roku Channel in the U.S.

In Tempting Fortune, 12 strangers will spend 19 days in paradise. Arriving with basic survival gear the group will think they have what it takes to become heroes of the latest reality adventure show. But in order to win the substantial cash prize they will have to resist the temptation to spend any of it, in the ultimate test of willpower.

When the novelty of sleeping in the wilderness, bathing in rivers and eating their dull rations wears off, they will find out that all they crave is awaiting them. Their wilderness will be full of expensive enticements and at every turn a mirage of home comforts will tempt them to indulge in the luxury on offer. All of their whims and wishes are there for the taking, but everything has a price. Giving in to temptation will come at a cost and reduce the prize fund for everyone. The only way to win is to resist.

Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events at Channel 4 said “Tempting fortune is a brilliant cocktail of Sanjay’s high concept factual and our trademark subversive entertainment that should provide a brilliant mix of action, drama and comedy on an audacious scale”

Jonny Rothery, commissioning editor for Entertainment at Channel 4 said “Tempting Fortune really stands out as a new twist on the adventure format. Not only will we be taken with our cast on an extraordinary adventure but seeing them tested by the very visual mirage temptations will have us all shouting at the TV questioning why someone would pay £5000 for an ice-cold beer.”

Sanjay Singhal, chief executive of Voltage TV, said “In the age of instant gratification, where almost anything can be ordered with a simple click, this innovative and epic new format asks whether 12 ordinary people can resist temptation and support each other, for the greater good of the team. Tempting Fortune is a bold and challenging series, building on Voltage TVs past success, of exploring complex societal issues within entertaining and innovative programming.”

Brian Tannenbaum, head of Alternative Originals, Roku, said, “Tempting Fortune is a broadcast-level, social experiment that will excite our Roku streamers. In partnering with Channel 4 and Voltage, we look forward to continuing our rollout and evolution of premium, original series.”

Tempting Fortune was commissioned for Channel 4’s by Jonathan Rothery with Head of Entertainment and Events, Phil Harris. Voltage’s Sanjay Singhal is Executive Producer. The series will be overseen at Roku by Olivia LaRoche and Brian Tannenbaum.

Roku is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders.

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discovery+ Launches as a Premium Subscription on The Roku Channel





discovery+ Launches as a Premium Subscription on The Roku Channel
Available in the U.S., users can now subscribe to both the ad-free ($6.99) and ad-supported ($4.99) versions of discovery+ directly through The Roku Channel.
[via press release from Roku]
discovery+ launches as a Premium Subscription on The Roku Channel

Both ad-free and ad-supported versions now available on The Roku Channel

Iconic brands like HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Magnolia Network and more now accessible directly within The Roku Channel

San Jose, Calif. -May 10, 2022: Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) and Warner Bros. Discovery, announced today that discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service, has launched as a Premium Subscription on The Roku Channel. Available in the U.S., users can now subscribe to both the ad-free ($6.99) and ad-supported ($4.99) versions of discovery+ directly through The Roku Channel.

discovery+ offers 70,000 episodes of current and classic shows from an iconic portfolio of networks, including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Magnolia Network, as well as more than 200 discovery+ original titles and hundreds of hours of exclusive content. Additionally, the service offers top non-fiction content from A&E, The HISTORY Channel, and Lifetime, as well as the definitive offering of nature and environmental programming, headlined by exclusive streaming access to the largest collection of natural history from the BBC.

The Roku Channel offers Premium Subscriptions from over 50 services. It allows users to enjoy a unified browse and sign-up experience and enables simple subscription management with a single monthly bill. Users of The Roku Channel can now easily browse discovery+ content before signing up, and then enjoy a free seven-day trial with one click, no extra apps or other fees required. Once registered, users can watch discovery+ content from within The Roku Channel. Users can click here for the complete terms and to sign up.

“The launch of discovery+ on The Roku Channel makes it easy for our users to access this compelling content, while enabling Discovery to reach incremental audiences through The Roku Channel,” says Rob Holmes, Vice President, Programming, Roku, “By offering more great content in The Roku Channel, we provide even more reasons for our millions of streamers to engage with a top five channel on our U.S. platform, and more opportunities for our partners to reach our large audience.”

“Today marks an exciting milestone for our business as we welcome both tiers of discovery+ to the roster of exceptional services available as a Premium Subscription on The Roku Channel,” says Randy Ahn, Head of The Roku Channel, SVOD, “discovery+ is a leading streaming service and features an unmatched content library. We’re thrilled to support their growth through their launch on The Roku Channel and for the opportunity to bring this caliber of content to our users.”

“We’re pleased to deepen our relationship with Roku, a valued partner, and expand access of discovery+ on the Roku platform through the launch on The Roku Channel,” says Gabriel Sauerhoff, SVP Digital Distribution and Commercial Partnerships, Warner. Bros. Discovery, “We look forward to further extending the reach of our exceptional library of lifestyle and real-life content to millions of Roku streamers and providing them increased optionality in how they access discovery+ .”

Launched in 2017, 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 Q1 2022. Today, The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 275 free live linear television channels in the U.S, as well as Premium Subscriptions from over 50 content partners. 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, Amazon Fire TV and select Samsung TVs and can be accessed internationally in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

About Roku, Inc.

Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV(TM) models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A.

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About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.