Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Alex Jones Gains a Platform on the Streaming Service Roku Supported by ByElizabeth Williamson Jan. 15, 2019 WASHINGTON — Alex Jones is back online. Last year, Mr. Jones, the Infowars conspiracy theorist, was erased from virtually every major social media platform for violating standards against hate speech, among others. This week the streaming service Roku, which brings online video content to users’ televisions, has added Infowars as a channel, granting Mr. Jones access to its 27 million users. The move comes months after Apple, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and others banned Infowars content. The platforms had vastly expanded Mr. Jones’s audience for incendiary false claims, including that the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was a hoax, that the … [Read more...] about Alex Jones Gains a Platform on the Streaming Service Roku
Streaming service Roku has added right-wing conspiracist and provocateur Alex Jones' Infowars show to its content lineup just months after several major streaming and social media sites banned him from their platforms. Apple, Spotify and Facebook all banned Alex Jones from hosting his content on their sites. Jones' conspiracy-laden rants and penchant for spreading false news was met with increasing pressure in 2018, when his actions were deemed contradictory to the terms of service of many of the platforms hosting him.The revelation that InfoWars had been added to Roku's streaming lineup emerged first on Twitter when the Sleeping Giants account shared a screenshot of someone's interactions with Roku, according to a report from Digiday. … [Read more...] about Roku picks up right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones months after other platforms drop him
Kamaron Leach Bloomberg Published 3:08 PM EST Jan 7, 2019 Roku Inc. shares had their best day in 14 months after saying the number of active accounts in the fourth quarter rose 40 percent over last year, giving media investors confidence that viewers are doubling down on streaming platforms. Viewers are doubling down on streaming as their preferred method for consuming television entertainment and Roku touted the preliminary numbers ahead of a busy week at the 2019 CES Conference in Las Vegas. Its platform users streamed more than 7.3 billion hours of content in the last quarter, a 68 percent surge over the year-ago quarter. Annual streaming hours rose more than 60 percent compared with 2017, to 24 billion hours. The viewership boost sent the shares up as much as 27 percent, the biggest gain since Nov. 13, 2017. While Roku remains a volatile stock, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Sean Handrahan said the account growth "is a big positive surprise and I really think they’re … [Read more...] about Roku jump buoyed by 40 percent gain in active users
Jan 03, 11:46 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Dawn Geske 01/03/19 AT 9:42 AM Roku fans may have something to look forward to in 2019, as the company has announced that is will be adding Premium Subscriptions to its platform in late January. The new subscription service will continue to offer more than 10,000 ad-free movies and TV shows as well as the option to add channels such as Showtime, Starz, and EPIX.With the Premium Subscriptions feature, Roku users will have the ability to browse content before signing up as well as undergo a free trial before making a decision to pay for the service. Roku said the Premium Subscription will provide free, live, and premium content in one channel, making it easier for users to search and watch their favorite programs.Plus, users of the Roku mobile app can watch content from the channel without support from a Roku device. The option will allow users to watch streaming … [Read more...] about New Roku Premium Subscription Service: What Channels Will You Get?
Nov 09, 4:23 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Alex Perry 11/09/18 AT 3:52 PM As Roku (ROKU) contends with heavy hitters like Apple and Amazon in the streaming market, the device maker and content distributor is expanding its offerings once again. Roku announced Thursday that The Roku Channel, its free, ad-supported streaming option, will get content from a handful of new sports, news and entertainment channels.Perhaps the biggest draw of Friday’s news is the addition of live sports coverage to the Roku Channel’s portfolio. Roku revealed partnerships with Adventure Sports Network for outdoor sports coverage and Combat Go for MMA, boxing and other combat sports. EDGEsport will provide coverage of extreme sports, while Stadium will cover things like college sports.Today, we're expanding the live & linear categories available in The #Roku Channel to include sports & … [Read more...] about Roku Channel Adds Live Sports, More News And Entertainment Options