Roku, Inc., is a privately held company located in Saratoga, Calif., and founded in 2002 by Anthony Wood, the inventor of the digital video recorder (DVR). The market leader in streaming entertainment devices for the TV with over 1 million units sold, Roku has always believed that anything you want to watch, listen to, and enjoy should simply be there on your TV, whenever you want it. Roku streaming players are renowned for their simplicity, variety of entertainment choices, and exceptional value.
Roku connects wirelessly to your high-speed internet service, and plugs into your TV with a single cable. No PC, no hassles.
Beyond Netflix, you also get instant streaming access to recent movies, sports, music, and news — with more choices added all the time.
Independent producer and distributor Entertainment Studios, Inc. has launched its television subscription service platform, SmartTV.com.
The platform allows subscribers to watch live television and VOD on mobile devices, including Apple and Android devices, as well as Boxee and Roku set-top boxes. Subscriptions begin at $1.99 per month.
“The SmartTV.com platform is a global game changer, consumer-friendly, and allows subscribers to select only the channels they want to watch,” said Byron Allen, founder, chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios, in announcing the platform’s bow. “The marketplace research has demonstrated for years that consumers have less than 20 channels that they actually watch. SmartTV.com meets the overwhelming demand of consumers to access a service that is fully personalized, portable, and saves the consumer a great deal of money each month — no installation fees and no long-term commitments.”
SmartTV.com will roll out at least one linear channel in every major programming category within the year, and has already offered the service with six of Entertainment Studios’ linear HD networks, including Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Pets.TV and Recipe.TV.
“SmartTV.com will aggressively expand the channel options for subscribers by launching over 100 networks over the next 24 months,” added Allen
|SmartTV.com devices include:
||Cars.TV– This adrenaline-pumping network showcases the collectors, designers, innovators, and the ultimate car enthusiasts!Comedy.TV– A television network dedicated to today’s funniest comedians, featuring a mix of live concert performances, talk and variety shows, sitcoms and movies.
ES.TV – A television network dedicated to entertainment news, variety shows, celebrity profiles and today’s hottest superstars.
MyDestination.TV – A television network dedicated to the best in travel featuring fun, exciting, exotic must-see destinations around the world.
Pets.TV – A television network dedicated to pet lovers everywhere. Pets.TV celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them. pet news, pet care, pet health and pet lifestyles!
Recipe.TV – A television network dedicated to famous chefs, amazing recipes, wonderful food and delicious cuisine from around the world.