CTV now available on Roku streaming players and Roku TV models
The launch gives Roku users access to CTV’s extensive content offering, including hit CTV and Discovery series, CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, CTV’s suite of specialty channels, and more.
TORONTO, April 06, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roku, Inc. and CTV today announced the launch of CTV on the Roku® platform, as part of an ongoing partnership with Bell Media. According to a recent study by Hypothesis Group, as the #1 TV streaming platform in Canada, by hours streamed, Roku continues to expand content availability across the country. Canadian Roku users will now have access to live and on-demand programming from CTV, Canada’s most-watched television network, on their Roku streaming player or Roku TV™.
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Launching on the Roku platform provides additional reach for CTV, with the partnership giving Roku users across the country access to the extensive live and on-demand programming available through the CTV app. Viewers can enjoy full episodes of hit CTV shows, series and movies from CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Sci-Fi Channel and CTV Life Channel, as well as Discovery, Animal Planet, Discovery Science, Discovery Velocity©, Discovery Discovery, E!, and MANY. Available with no subscription or login required, CTV Throwback, CTV Movies and MTV offer thousands of hours of classic TV and favorite shows, uncut blockbuster movies, reality shows, comedy, lifestyle and entertainment not to be missed, and thematic collections .
“We are delighted to welcome CTV into our platform offerings. As the premier TV streaming platform in Canada, we are committed to increasing the availability of Canadian content from Roku,” said Mary-Anne Taylor, Head of Content Distribution, Canada at Roku. “The launch of CTV is an important milestone as we continue to provide Canadians with the best streaming experience possible. With this launch, Roku users across the country have access to premium content like live news, free movies and TV shows, and Canadian shows. productions.”
“This launch gives Roku users access to our extensive content offering across many Bell Media brands, featuring must-watch shows, movies and collections,” said Justin Stockman, Vice President, Development. of content and programming, Bell Media. “From water cooler moments to Canadian original series, news and information, to blockbuster entertainment, we’re excited to deliver CTV’s premium user experience through our Roku offering. “
Consumers can add the CTV app to their home screen directly from the Channel Store on their Roku streaming devices. For more information about Roku, please visit www.roku.com.
CTV is the #1 television brand in Canada. CTV offers unparalleled entertainment programming on two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels, including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and the digital channels CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, broadcast on demand from CTV.ca and the CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 20 consecutive years and offers a wide range of sports and news programming, including CTV News, the top-rated national and local newscasts in the Canada. CTV’s parent company is Bell Media, Canada’s leading multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital advertising and outdoor advertising.
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Roku pioneered TV streaming. 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 United States and select countries through direct retail sales and licensing agreements with service operators. Roku TV™ models are available in the United States and select countries through licensing agreements with TV brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, California, USA.
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