All-New Roku Original Series Starring Popular Food and Lifestyle Personalities





All-New Roku Original Series Starring Popular Food and Lifestyle Personalities Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, and Chris Kimball Announce Fall Premiere Dates
“Emeril Tailgates,” “Emeril Cooks,” “Martha Gardens,” “Martha Cooks,” “Martha Holidays,” “Milk Street’s Cooking School,” and “Milk Street’s My Family Recipe” are among the featured programs.
[via press release from Roku]
All-New Roku Original Series Starring Popular Food and Lifestyle Personalities Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, and Chris Kimball Announce Fall Premiere Dates

Brand new titles focused on food, home, and lifestyle to debut throughout the fall

Roku today announced the series premiere dates for the all-new Roku Original series “Emeril Tailgates,” “Emeril Cooks,” “Martha Gardens,” “Martha Cooks,” “Martha Holidays,” “Milk Street’s Cooking School,” and “Milk Street’s My Family Recipe.”

In addition to the all-new original series, complete past seasons of Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, and Christopher Kimball series are headed to The Roku Channel. Nearly 3,000 episodes of compelling library content are available to streamers from the vault for free.

PREMIERE DATES

EMERIL LAGASSE:

· “Emeril Tailgates” (16 episodes) – September 8

Football fans are notoriously competitive… and not just in stadiums cheering on their teams, but at tailgate parties too. There’s always a fight over who makes the best chili, who brought the best wings, whose barbeque beef brisket reigns supreme. Well, now Emeril is going to help one lucky football fan win that fight at his next gathering. Each week on Emeril Tailgates, we will profile a different football-obsessed city and a home team super fan. We’ll surprise the fan with a trip to Emeril’s New Orleans kitchen to learn a new tailgate dish that will make their friends and family proud.

· “Emeril Cooks” (10 episodes) – November 18

From piping hot beignets borne in the French Quarter, to icy cold sake made with Louisiana-grown rice, New Orleans’ unique blend of tradition and innovation is what fuels Emeril’s cooking. Each week on Emeril Cooks, we’ll meet a New Orleans local who sparks Emeril’s culinary imagination. Guests like the crawfish concierge at a luxury hotel, or a local farmer (known as The Mushroom Lady) who helps keep Emeril’s classic smoked mushroom pasta on the menu. We’ll invite these special guests into Emeril’s kitchen where they’ll see firsthand how he makes the dishes they helped inspire.

MARTHA STEWART:

· “Martha Gardens” (12 episodes) – October 14

Welcome to Martha’s Bedford Farm, the embodiment of the perfect farming and gardening life so many dream about! But just what does it take to keep up with more than 150 acres of gardens, pastures, greenhouses, orchards, animals, and more? In Martha Gardens, Martha will teach America how to garden like she does. Experience a year in the life of her farm told through monthly episodes – plus the tips, tricks, and tools every gardener – novice or expert – needs to be successful and have fun.

· “Martha Cooks” (10 episodes, debuting two per week) – November 16

From eggs from Martha’s chickens cooked to perfection to a delicious strawberry jam made with ripe berries from her garden, Martha welcomes us onto her Bedford farm and into her kitchen to share some of her personal favorite recipes. Learn everything from Martha’s techniques for preparing paella for a crowd to how to bake Martha’s three favorite cookies of all time. Working with world-renowned chefs and dear friends, she will share techniques and how-to instructions like only Martha can.

· “Martha Holidays” (7 episodes) – November 18

There is something so magical about celebrations during the holidays! On Martha Holidays, Martha will reveal the best dishes to serve from dazzling desserts to scrumptious roasts and the perfect roast turkey. Plus decorating tips, gift ideas, crafts and so many things that make the season special. Martha Holidays will bring to life the joy of watching the holidays done beautifully.

MILK STREET – CHRIS KIMBALL:

· “Milk Street’s Cooking School” (10 episodes) – October 28

Christopher Kimball brings “Milk Street’s Cooking School” to The Roku Channel. With appealing, approachable recipes from around the world, Kimball and his team of experts seek to inspire home cooks to try new techniques, ingredients, and tools that will make them more confident, more successful, and more excited to get in the kitchen.

· “Milk Street’s My Family Recipe” (10 episodes) – October 28

Few things evoke such emotion as food shared with family. With a combination of historical context and modern culinary know-how, Christopher Kimball and James Beard Award finalist Cheryl Day will help home cooks recreate lost or forgotten cherished family recipes. “My Family Recipe” is more than a cooking show-it’s a show about history, community, family, and memories, and how food ties it all together.

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 give 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 Q2 2022. Today, The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and more than 300 free linear television channels in the U.S. It licenses and distributes content from more than 300 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.

Marquee Brands is a leading global brand owner, marketer, and media company. Owned by investor funds managed by Neuberger Berman, one of the world’s leading employee-owned investment managers, Marquee Brands targets high-quality brands with strong consumer awareness and long-term growth potential. Marquee Brands seeks to identify brands in various consumer product segments with the goal of expanding their reach across retail channels, geography, and product category while preserving the brand heritage and enhancing the ultimate consumer experience. The portfolio includes Martha Stewart, The BCBG Group, Ben Sherman, Dakine, Sur La Table, Body Glove, Emeril Lagasse, Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in a Pod, and Bruno Magli. Through its global team of professionals and partners, Marquee Brands monitors trends and markets in order to grow and manage brands in partnership with retailers, licensees, and manufacturers through engaging, impactful strategic planning, marketing, and e-commerce.

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street is located at 177 Milk Street in downtown Boston and is dedicated to changing the way America cooks with new flavor combinations and techniques learned around the world. Milk Street is home to Milk Street TV, a three-time Emmy Award winning public television show, a James Beard Award-winning bimonthly magazine, an award-winning radio show/podcast, a cooking school, and an online retail store with over 1,500 kitchen tools and ingredients. Milk Street is the author of 10 cookbooks, including “Cookish,” “Vegetables,” and the James Beard winning “Milk Street: Tuesday Nights.” Milk Street also invests in non-profit outreach, partnering with FoodCorp, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston and the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester.



The Roku Channel Will Exclusively Premiere Season 2 of “Murder House Flip”





The Roku Channel Will Exclusively Premiere Season 2 of “Murder House Flip” on Friday, August 12th
“Murder House Flip” is a home renovation show with an unconventional twist: each episode takes on a house where some of the country’s most infamous murders were committed.
[via press release from Roku]
MURDER HOUSE FLIP

The Roku Channel will exclusively premiere Season 2 of MURDER HOUSE FLIP on Friday, August 12th.

The Roku Channel Brings Back Original Series “Murder House Flip” for Season Two This Friday

Roku Original series from Sony Pictures Television and Critical Content “Murder House Flip” to return to The Roku Channel with season two of thrilling home-improvement episodes from the country’s most infamous homes, from that of Jodi Arias to the Golden State Killer and more.

Season one of “Murder House Flip” first premiered on The Roku Channel in May 2021

· Roku announced today that the hit franchise “Murder House Flip” is back for season two, with six, half-hour episodes streaming for free exclusively on The Roku Channel this Friday, August 12.

· From the executive producers of “CSI,” “Murder House Flip” is a home renovation show with an unconventional twist: each episode takes on a house where some of the country’s most infamous murders were committed. Design expert Mikel Welch and builder Sarah Listi remove the stains of the past and take these homes from morbid to marvelous.

Season two of “Murder House Flip” will feature the houses of some of America’s most notorious killers, from Jodi Arias to the Golden State Killer. The homes featured in the series include:

· Jodi Arias House

· Golden State Killer House

· Michael Jace House

· Alfalfa House

· Laura Purviance House

· Pasadena Massacre House

· Season one of “Murder House Flip” first premiered on The Roku Channel in May 2021.

Series Synopsis:

An unconventional, home renovation series that takes on the country’s most infamous homes: ones known for the mysterious murders within their walls.

CAST AND CREW INFORMATION:

Hosts: Mikel Welch & Sarah Listi

Executive Producers: Tom Forman, Jenny Daly, Jon Beyer, Brenton Metzler, Josh Berman, Chris King, Katherine Ramsland

Producer: Sony Pictures Television, Osprey Productions, Critical Content

#MurderHouseFlip

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 five channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach and streaming hour engagement in Q2 2022. Today, The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and more than 300 free 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, plus Amazon Fire TV and select Samsung TVs, and can be accessed internationally in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.



Paramount+ Joins The Roku Channel’s Premium Subscriptions Lineup





Paramount+ Joins The Roku Channel’s Premium Subscriptions Lineup, Bringing a Mountain of Entertainment to Streamers
Users can subscribe to Paramount+’s ad-supported Essential Plan ($4.99 monthly) or the Paramount+ ad-free Premium Plan ($9.99 monthly) on The Roku Channel.
[via press release from Roku]
Paramount+ Joins The Roku Channel’s Premium Subscriptions Lineup, Bringing a Mountain of Entertainment to Streamers

Users can subscribe to Paramount’s ad-supported Essential Plan or ad-free Premium Plan within The Roku Channel

Live sports from the most popular sports leagues and properties arrive in Premium Subscriptions just in time for fall sports season

San Jose, Calif. – August 3, 2022: Today Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) announced that Paramount+ will launch as a Premium Subscription within The Roku Channel later this month. The launch will make Paramount+’s critically acclaimed originals, hit movies, a world class library of popular series, 24/7 news and marquee sports, accessible directly to consumers within The Roku Channel.

Users can subscribe to Paramount+’s ad-supported Essential Plan ($4.99 monthly) or the Paramount+ ad-free Premium Plan ($9.99 monthly) on The Roku Channel.

Within the Paramount+ experience on Premium Subscriptions, Roku has also created a dedicated Live TV Guide for all Paramount+ live content, marking the first time a dedicated programming guide for a Premium Subscription partner has been created. Through the dedicated Live TV Guide consumers will be able to access Paramount+’s live content all in one place. This includes marquee sports, such as THE NFL ON CBS and UEFA, as well as breaking news from CBS News Network and the latest in entertainment news from Entertainment Tonight. Premium subscribers also have access to their local live CBS station, which includes the live stream of must-watch events and specials. The addition of Paramount+ to The Roku Channel will also mark the first time that live sports content will be available for streamers within Premium Subscriptions.

“Paramount+ features an expansive breadth of content for the whole household, spanning original dramas, blockbuster movies, popular unscripted series, sports and news, all at a competitive price point,” said Jeff Shultz, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Business Development Officer, Paramount Streaming. “We are excited to expand our successful partnership with Roku and bring Paramount + to The Roku Channel.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Paramount+ in its continued growth, and for the ability to provide our audience with easy access to its extraordinary breadth of content, IP and live news and sporting events” says Rob Holmes, Vice President, Programming. “Premium Subscriptions connects today’s highest-quality content providers to the millions of streamers on The Roku Channel, and we’re excited to introduce streamers to everything that Paramount+ has to offer directly within The Roku Channel.”

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

Paramount+ combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment, with big originals like 1883 and Halo, family favorites like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and PAW Patrol: The Movie, blockbuster movies like A Quiet Place Part II and The Lost City, popular unscripted shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and unmatched sports programming.

The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 300 linear television channels in the U.S. It licenses and distributes content from more than 300 partners. In Q4 2021, The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 80 million people. The Roku Channel was a top five channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach and streaming hour engagement in Q2 2022.

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 and availability of Paramount+ 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 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.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.



Video: “Heathers: The Musical” – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel





Video: “Heathers: The Musical” – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel
“Heathers: The Musical” is coming September 16. Only on The Roku Channel.
[via press release from Roku]
Heathers: The Musical | Official Trailer | The Roku Channel

Heathers: The Musical is coming September 16. Only on The Roku Channel.

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

About Roku Originals:

Roku Originals is available exclusively on The Roku Channel. From award-winning scripted entertainment and engaging documentaries to breakout new unscripted series, Roku Originals is bold, fresh entertainment from the biggest names in Hollywood, and best of all, it’s free. This is relevant, diverse entertainment that is accessible to everyone, everywhere The Roku Channel is available — no subscription, no signup and no strings attached.

About The Roku Channel:

The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium entertainment on the Roku platform.



“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” Premieres Exclusively on The Roku Channel





“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” Premieres Exclusively on The Roku Channel on Friday, November 4, 2022
Daniel Radcliffe is “Weird” Al Yankovic in the unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician of our time.
[via press release from Roku]
*OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE*

WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY Premieres Exclusively on The Roku Channel on Friday, November 4, 2022

Check Out the Official Poster:

Directed by Eric Appel

Written by Eric Appel and ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

Produced by Funny Or Die and Tango

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood

Daniel Radcliffe is “Weird” Al Yankovic in the unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician of our time. From a conventional upbringing where playing the accordion was a sin, Al rebelled and made his dream of changing the words to world-renowned songs come true. An instant success and sex symbol, Al lives an excessive lifestyle and pursues an infamous romance that nearly destroys him. With Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, and an A-list cast of thousands their agents won’t let us reveal.

Runtime: 108 minutes

Teaser Trailer:

#WeirdTheAlYankovicStory

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: “Confessions from the Hart” – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel





Video: “Confessions from the Hart” – Official Trailer – The Roku Channel
Kevin Hart stars in “Confessions from the Hart,” telling hilarious and personal stories from inside the vault.
[via press release from Roku]
The Roku Channel will exclusively premiere CONFESSIONS FROM THE HART on July 6, 2022

Watch the Official Trailer:

HARTBEAT BRINGS KEVIN HART NATION INTO THE METAVERSE

New Special, “Confessions from the Hart,” Extends HARTBEAT’s Mission to Keep the World Laughing Together across Web3, Delivering Exclusive Experiences with a Web3 Wallet and Epic NFT Collection

Roku Original Special “Confessions from the Hart” Exclusively Premieres on The Roku Channel on July 6

Fans can Unlock Bonus Content in the Metaverse with the Confessions from the Hart NFTs

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 28, 2022 – Kevin Hart and his global, multi-platform entertainment company HARTBEAT announced today the first of a series of Kevin Hart Nation Web3 experiences with the premiere of Roku Original, “Confessions from the Hart,” a 30-minute animated anthology based on his popular IGTV series of the same name. The special takes fans inside his virtual universe with an unprecedented streaming and Metaverse bonus episode release, launching exclusively on The Roku Channel on Wednesday, July 6 in honor of Kevin’s birthday. The Roku Channel is the exclusive home of Roku Originals and reaches U.S. households with an estimated 80 million people (Q4 2021).

In the Roku Original special “Confessions from the Hart,” audiences will get a front row seat to Hart’s most immersive and personal experience to date with the special showcasing moments from Hart’s life, as told by him. Each segment will include Hart’s honest, firsthand account of stories never before explored about his life, career, relationships and journey.

In addition to exclusively premiering the special, The Roku Channel will showcase “Confessions from the Hart” with a special hub celebrating all the Kevin Hart content available for free on The Roku Channel including Roku Original “Die Hart,” “Cold as Balls,” “Exit Strategy,” “Straight from the Hart,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and more.

Developed in partnership with Moonwalk, the leading Web3 platform for brands and creators and virtual entertainment company, Virtua, fans will also be able to engage with the “Confessions from the Hart” experience across new platforms and technologies. In addition to watching the animated special on The Roku Channel, fans will have access to bonus content in the Kevin Hart Nation Metaverse Screening Room. This is the first in a series of upcoming Metaverse and Web3 activations that will roll out throughout the year, extending HARTBEAT’s promise to bring fans comedy whenever and wherever they consume content.

To celebrate his foray into Web3, Hart will drop his first-ever NFT collection to reflect himself and his characters in the special. The NFT will serve as a key to unlock exclusive content of “Confessions from the Hart.” The “Confessions from the Hart” NFT also offers exclusive member benefits in Kevin Hart Nation IRL and Metaverse experiences, such as future bonus content and tickets to the upcoming Kevin Hart tour.

“My favorite thing to do is make people laugh, and with HARTBEAT’s expansion into the Metaverse and Web3 we will have exponential opportunities to bring humor and comedy to a whole new audience. I am so proud of my team for their forward thinking and ingenuity,” said Kevin Hart. “With this new technology we will be able to continue expanding our footprint into the new technological frontiers of content creation.”

“Kevin has always been one of the most forward-thinking and entrepreneurial entertainers in the industry, tapping into new technologies to connect with audiences. His entry into the Metaverse is another example of HARTBEAT’s commitment to connecting with fans wherever and whenever they consume content,” said Jeff Clanagan, President & Chief Distribution Officer at HARTBEAT. “‘Confessions from the Hart’ is the first in a series of Metaverse activations as we expand IP across innovative distribution touchpoints. We look forward to creating more experiences that complement traditional linear platforms and physical event experiences that Web3 natives and mainstream audiences can enjoy.”

“The Roku Channel and HARTBEAT have a strong, longstanding partnership and we are proud to continue expanding the ways in which we collaborate to provide free premium content, including Roku Originals, VOD and FAST programming under the LOL brand,” says David Eilenberg, Vice President and Head of Roku Originals, Roku, “‘Confessions from the Hart’ is a perfect example of the thoughtful, inventive, and hilarious fare Kevin and his creative team have become known for worldwide, and we’re excited to bring it to millions of streamers via The Roku Channel.”

Beginning today, fans and collectors will be able to go to web3.kevinhartnation.com for a chance to get their hands on more than 10,000 unique “Confessions from the Hart” NFT’s where fans can purchase with credit cards and Ethereum. The full rollout of Web3 initiatives is now live on KevinHartNation.com and includes:

· Kevin Hart Nation Wallet: Fans can join Kevin Hart Nation, earn Kevin’s new social token “HARTs” for engaging in social content, redeem FREE NFTs and purchase limited editions NFT collectibles and Hart Passes. The Kevin Hart Nation wallet will serve as the hub for IRL, metaverse, exclusive content and e-commerce unlocks for fans leveraging Kevin Hart Nation digital assets.

· Access to the Kevin Hart Nation Metaverse Screening Room: Fans can visit web3.kevinhartnation.com to check out bonus content and unique experiences, with more to come this year.

· “Confessions from the Hart” NFT Collection: Featuring a set of Limited Edition character cards and one-of-a-kind prints HARTBEAT will release a series of NFTS that will also serve as a pass to unlock unique opportunities for Kevin Hart Nation.

Fans can join the conversation on Discord at https://discord.com/invite/kevin-hart-nation.

The news comes on the heels of HARTBEAT’s funding announcement, where the company announced a $100M investment to expand its team, accelerate growth for existing brands and franchises, and create new IP that connects with global audiences. HARTBEAT will continue to incorporate Web3 strategies to further engage with fans at the intersection of gaming and entertainment.

About HARTBEAT

Founded by Kevin Hart, HARTBEAT is the global, multi-platform media company creating entertainment at the intersection of comedy and culture with a mission to keep the world laughing together. HARTBEAT delivers comedy through its three divisions: HARTBEAT Studios, which finances, develops and produces innovative content; HARTBEAT Media, which connects with consumers around the world through events and the company’s extensive distribution network; and PULSE, the company’s branded entertainment studio that serves as a creative and cultural consultancy to brand. HEARTBEAT’s flagship consumer brand, the LOL! Network, reaches audiences across its O&O social media, audio, and OTT partners.

Led by an award-winning team, HARTBEAT is a valuable partner to the biggest entertainment companies, platforms and brands in the world, driving cultural currency and generating sales, subscriptions, buzz, and conversation with some of the most coveted audiences.

About Moonwalk

Moonwalk is the NFT and Web3 launchpad for brands, creators and communities. Moonwalk’s platform is the easiest way to enable brands, creators, and communities to create their own branded Web3 ecosystems. The Moonwalk platform drives engagement and revenue by interconnecting NFTs, social tokens and utility across a brand’s digital ecosystem, from social to content and shopping. Moonwalk’s core offering centers around branded Web3 wallets that enable users to interact with brands, purchase and unlock NFTs, and earn and use social tokens throughout the brand’s ecosystem. It also facilitates the creation of generative NFT collections that enable communities to form and unlock content, access, and value. Moonwalk works with iconic brands in sports, music, media, and gaming. For more information, visit www.moonwalk.com.

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 Comes Together with NBCUniversal Local to Bring Local News





The Roku Channel Comes Together with NBCUniversal Local to Bring Local News Programming to Streamers
Through the partnership, NBCUniversal Local will bring local news channels from its NBC stations in major markets around the United States, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington DC, Hartford (CT), and South Florida, to The Roku Channel.
[via press release from Roku]
The Roku Channel Comes Together with NBCUniversal Local to Bring Local News Programming to Streamers

News coverage from NBC stations in major U.S. markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington, D.C, Hartford (CT) and South Florida, now accessible through The Roku Channel

Partnership marks first-time local news will be available to streamers through The Roku Channel

Additional NBC local news channels to arrive on The Roku Channel in the coming months
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced it is partnering with NBCUniversal Local to bring several NBC local news channels to The Roku Channel. Starting today, the channels will be available for users to access through The Roku Channel’s Live TV Guide. Through the partnership, NBCUniversal Local will bring local news channels from its NBC stations in major markets around the United States, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington DC, Hartford (CT), and South Florida, to The Roku Channel. Additional NBCUniversal Local channels will be added to The Roku Channel’s Live TV Guide in the coming months. The partnership with NBCUniversal Local marks the first time that local news programming will be available for users on The Roku Channel.

“Audiences are increasingly opting to consume news through streaming, and local news has consistently been one of the top requested categories by our users,” said Ashley Hovey, Head of The Roku Channel, AVOD. “We’re excited to work with NBCUniversal Local and the NBC Stations to expand our relevant live TV offering for streamers and to bring news from multiple major cities to millions of viewers across the country to easily access and enjoy.”

“Local news has never been more vital to helping our audiences stay informed about what’s happening in their communities,” said Meredith McGinn, Executive Vice President of Diginets and Original Production, NBCUniversal Local. “We look forward to bringing our NBC local news channels and our stations’ best-in-class journalism to the millions of people The Roku Channel reaches and to launching more of our NBC local news channels to expand streamers’ access to our local news content.”

The NBC local news channels will feature the latest local news, breaking updates, weather forecast, & live events from that designated area. The addition of the channels will complement The Roku Channel’s existing lineup of national news options, which includes NBC News Now, making both local and national news easily accessible to audiences.

Channels arriving on The Roku Channel include:

NBC New York News

NBC Los Angeles News

NBC Chicago News

NBC Philadelphia News

NBC Dallas/Fort Worth News

NBC Washington, D.C. News

NBC Connecticut News

NBC South Florida News

NBCUniversal Local is NBCUniversal’s local media division that delivers English and Spanish-speakers and bilingual audiences in 31 U.S. markets and Puerto Rico, the very best in local sports, news, weather, consumer and investigative reporting, and lifestyle entertainment across any platform and screen. The division is comprised of three individual media groups including the NBC Owned Television Stations group, the NBC Sports Regional Networks and the Telemundo Station Group. The division is also home to multicast networks LX News, COZI TV, and TeleXitos. The NBC Owned Television Stations group includes 12 NBC television stations and a regional news network that serve the largest markets in the nation, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami-Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Hartford, CT and Puerto Rico. The NBC stations deliver local news, weather, investigative and consumer reporting to audiences across multiple platforms.

The Roku Channel is a leader in free, ad-supported linear TV (FAST). The Roku Channel was the No. 1 FAST service by active account reach on the Roku platform in the U.S. in Q1 2022. The Roku Channel’s Live TV guide features more than 300 linear channels across news, sports, music, and entertainment to enjoy.

The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 300 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. 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.

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 and availability of NBC live linear local news channels 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.

About NBCUniversal Local

NBCUniversal Local is NBCUniversal’s local media division that delivers English and Spanish-speakers and bilingual audiences in 31 U.S. markets and Puerto Rico, the very best in local sports, news, weather, consumer and investigative reporting, and lifestyle entertainment across any platform and screen. NBCUniversal Local is comprised of three individual media groups including the NBC Owned Television Stations, the NBC Sports Regional Networks and the Telemundo Station Group. The division is also home to multicast networks NBCLX, COZI TV and TeleXitos, the regional cable news network NECN, a MeTV station, as well as NBC Spot On, an advanced video advertising business designed for local/regional CTV and OTT advertisers and several in-house companies including production company LXTV, marketing and promotions company Skycastle, its out-of-home business NBC Everywhere, and the Arthouse, a graphics design group. With six regional sports networks and 43 NBC and Telemundo stations serving 38 percent of U.S. homes, NBCUniversal Local is the only network-owned local media division that is home to the largest bilingual local newsrooms within the country’s top 10 TV markets. NBCUniversal Local’s stations and networks serve diverse audiences and communities across linear, streaming, OTT, digital web, mobile and audio, and cable platforms and work together to keep local audiences informed anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit NBCUniversal.com.



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.