NEW YORK and SARATOGA, CA – December 6, 2011– The Msnbc Digital Network and Roku today announced that the two companies will launch NBC News on the Roku streaming platform. With NBC News on Roku, viewers will be able to instantly access NBC News video – streamed to their TVs for convenient, on-demand viewing from the comfort of home. Available on all Roku streaming players, NBC News will join Roku’s large and growing collection of news and entertainment channels. NBC News is available on Roku for free.
"The Msnbc Digital Network continues to expand its position as the number one news video destination by supporting new devices and platforms,” said Charlie Tillinghast, President, Msnbc Digital Network. "The addition of Roku offers yet another platform to make NBC News' world-class video more accessible than ever."
NBC News on Roku provides instant access to the latest segments from NBC News programs including “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” America’s number one evening newscast, “TODAY,” America’s number one morning program, and “Meet the Press,” America’s number one Sunday public affairs program in addition to the latest clips from “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “Morning Joe.”
“Our goal at NBC News is to deliver high-quality journalism to audiences whether it be on-air, online or on-demand,” said Vivian Schiller, Chief Digital Officer, NBC News. “Through this partnership with Roku, users can now access segments from America’s number one news programs at their convenience, using a platform that is simple and seamless.”
Roku is the leading streaming platform, delivering news and entertainment to more than one million customers in the U.S. The award-winning Roku players are renowned for their ease of use, value and selection of content.
“NBC News has always been a staple in my home, as I’m sure it has been in countless other homes,” said Ed Lee, vice president of content acquisition at Roku. “Today I’m excited to announce the launch of the NBC News channel on the Roku platform. Now Roku customers can stream clips from some of the nation’s top news programming through their Roku players.”
About NBC News
NBC News has been a leading source of global news and information for more than 75 years. Every week, NBC News provides more than 30 hours of television news programming, including the top-rated NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today and Meet the Press programs. Dateline NBC and Rock Center with Brian Williams are the network’s primetime newsmagazines. NBC is the only broadcast news division with an affiliated cable channel, msnbc, which provides 24-hour-a-day coverage of news events around the globe. Online, msnbc.com is the number one video news site on the Internet. NBC News has also built an engaged following on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.
In addition to its leading news programs, the network's portfolio includes cutting-edge platforms such as NBC News Mobile and NBC News Radio, and innovative ventures such as Peacock Productions, an award-winning in house production company; NBC Learn, the network's educational arm; NBC News Archives, a sales website leveraging over 70 years' worth of NBC News content; and TheGrio.com, a video-centric news community devoted to the African-American audience. NBCNewschannel is the network’s liaison to over 200 affiliate stations across the country.
About the Msnbc Digital Network
The Msnbc Digital Network is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver the most compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on the consumer’s platform of choice. The world-class brands featured in the digital network include msnbc.com, TODAY.com, NBCNightlyNews.com, TV.msnbc.com, Newsvine and EveryBlock. The Msnbc Digital Network provides something for every news consumer with its comprehensive array of offerings that deliver the best in breaking news, original journalism, lifestyle features, commentary and local updates down to the block level.
Roku is the leading streaming platform. Since launching the first Netflix streaming player in 2008, Roku has delivered streaming entertainment to more than one million customers in the U.S. Today, Roku features more than 350 entertainment channels including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Pandora and Angry Birds. The award-winning Roku players, renowned for their ease of use, value and selection of content, are available for purchase at Roku.com and from leading retailers. Roku is founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. For more information about Roku, visit www.roku.com.
Members of the media can get more information about NBCUniversal and its programming on the NBCUniversal Media Village Web site at www.nbcumv.com.