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Roku expands its free streaming channel with entertainment and live sports

Posted On: Nov 8, 2018   |   Posted By: TechCrunch

Roku's ad-supported free streaming channel is expanding. No, not to more platforms - it already did that. But rather, it's expanding its content lineup. While before the channel offered free-to-stream movies and news, it will now feature live and linear sports and entertainment content, the company says.
As of earlier this year, The Roku Channel added live news from ABC News, Cheddar, Newsmax, Newsy, People TV, Yahoo, and most recently, The Young Turks, from the TYT Network.
It will now add entertainment content from partners including TMZ, AFV, FailArmy, People Are Awesome, Pet Collective and more. As with the channel's other offerings, none of these streams will require a subscription.
Meanwhile, the channel will also begin to stream live sporting events from the Adventure Sports Network, COMBT GO, EDGEsport, Stadium, and Wham Network, among others.
The additions come on the heels of Roku's Q3 earnings , which saw the company beat Wall St. expectations on hardware, but saw platform revenue falling short -...

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