Video news service Newsy rolls out on Roku

Video news service Newsy rolls out on Roku

Two months after video news service Newsy updated its iOS apps and launched on the Kindle Fire, the company has now announced that it’s rolling out on TV-streaming platform Roku.

If you’re not familiar with the service, Newsy provides short videos on the latest current news organized by categories. The videos are available on the Web and mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and Android. Newsy produces around twenty videos each day in nine news categories including world, politics, tech and entertainment.

“Over-the-top delivery of content is changing how content is consumed,” says 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.”

Roku is one of the US’s leading TV-streaming platforms, and it recently added BBC iPlayer to its UK media offering, a month after it made its players available in Europe for the first time. Since launching the first Netflix streaming player in 2008, Roku has delivered programming to approximately 2.5 million streaming players in the US, and it features more than 400 entertainment channels including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Angry Birds, Crackle, NHL GameCenter LIVE and HBO GO.

“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,” says Ed Lee, vice president of content acquisition at Roku.

The Newsy channel can be accessed now through Roku’s Channel Store.

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