Discovery Communications and Roku Announce Availability of TV Everywhere Content Offerings on the Roku Platform
Roku Customers to Enjoy Top Series from Several U.S. Networks
Silver Spring, Md. and Los Gatos, Ca.(18 Aug 2016)
Discovery Communications and Roku today announced the expansion of Discovery Communications’ suite of TV everywhere offerings to Roku devices. Popular programs available now to Roku customers include Discovery Channel’s DEADLIEST CATCH and NAKED & AFRAID XL; TLC’s MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE and LITTLE PEOPLE BIG WORLD; Investigation Discovery’s HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA and ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN; and Animal Planet’s PIT BULLS AND PAROLEES and RIVER MONSTERS.
Discovery’s “GO” suite of offerings is the company’s first TV everywhere streaming service, connecting fans across the U.S. with live, on-demand and next-day access to their favorite shows and networks. The long-form content partnership between Discovery Communications and Roku expands this offering and brings Discovery’s world-class programming to even more viewers across all screens.
“Discovery Communications is thrilled to partner with Roku and to have the opportunity to connect with new audiences,” said Karen Leever, EVP and GM of Digital Media, Discovery Communications. “The Roku platform’s user-friendly design and brand-friendly environment make it the perfect stage to showcase our diverse, compelling content helping to extend viewership for our networks.”
“The Roku platform is designed specifically for streamers. Our goal is to make it easy for customers to access the best, most-compelling streaming entertainment,” said Ed Lee, vice president, content acquisition, Roku. “Discovery is home to some of TV’s most captivating shows, bringing insight to lifestyle, nature and science. We’re extremely excited to have Discovery Communications’ suite of TV everywhere offerings readily available to Roku customers.”
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About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery’s portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports content across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from Discovery VR, Seeker and SourceFed Studios, as well as over-the-top and TV Everywhere offerings including Eurosport Player, Dplay, Discovery K!ds Play and Discovery GO. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
Roku is the creator of a popular streaming platform for delivering entertainment to the TV. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick are sold through major retailers in North America, the U.K., the Republic of Ireland and France. Roku licenses a reference design and operating system to TV manufacturers to create co-branded Roku TV models. Under the Roku Powered program, Roku licenses its streaming platform to pay TV providers around the world who want to use the Internet to deliver entertainment services through streaming players. The company was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif., U.S.