Newsy Launches on Roku Streaming Platform

By Alexandra Wharton | April 23, 2012

(PRWEB) April 24, 2012 – Today, Newsy announces the availability of its channel on Roku, the leading streaming platform in the United States. An addition to Roku’s news and weather category, the Newsy channel offers unique multisource news videos that highlight the key differences in reporting from media outlets around the world.


Users can add the Newsy channel to their Roku player for free and get instant access to the latest Newsy videos – streamed to their TVs for convenient, on-demand viewing from the comfort of home. Newsy produces 20 videos per day in nine news categories including world, politics, tech and entertainment. Currently rated 4.5 stars, the Newsy channel can be accessed through Roku’s Channel Store.


“Over-the-top delivery of content is changing how content is consumed,” explained Jim Spencer, president of Newsy. “Video is increasingly being watched on different platforms and in different places and we are thrilled to be part of Roku’s impressive service to extend our reach.”


“Newsy is a great addition to our news and weather category on Roku as it gives Roku customers an easy and fast way to view a wealth of news from multiple sources around the world,” said Ed Lee, vice president of content acquisition at Roku.


About Newsy

Newsy is a multisource video news service that analyzes the world's news coverage - highlighting the key differences in reporting. Through short videos available on the web and mobile devices (Nokia, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Kindle Fire), Newsy accelerates the understanding of how a news story is covered. Newsy has won an Appy Award, a Davey Award and a W3 Award for its apps.


About Roku

Roku is the leading streaming platform. Since launching the first Netflix streaming player in 2008, Roku has delivered entertainment to approximately 2.5 million streaming players in the U.S. Roku features more than 400 entertainment channels including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Angry Birds, Crackle, NHL GameCenter LIVETM and HBO GOTM. Roku streaming players are renowned for their ease of use, value and selection of content and are sold through leading retailers. Roku is founde by Andthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. For more information about Roku, visit