Roku has announced that 30 ‘Roku Originals’ will debut on the Roku Channel on May 20, including content acquired from Quibi. The launch lineup includes award-winning series such as Die Hart, Reno 911 and About Face.
There are also a few documentaries like Blackballed and Big Rad Wolf and alternative and reality TV programs such as Punk’d and Chrissy’s Court. All 30 of the originals will be available for streaming exclusively on The Roku Channel.
Said titles also include both scripted and reality programming Roku acquired from Quibi earlier this year. Quibi was a short-form streaming service that shut down soon after the Roku show acquisition — a deal that involved 75 shows and priced the content at less than $100 million. These programs will be joining an existing pool of over 40,000 shows already streaming on The Roku Channel.
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Which programs are included?
Roku members in the UK, USA and Canada can watch the following new Roku Originals exclusively on The Roku Channel for free.
- About Face
- Bad Ideas with Adam Devine
- ‘Big Rad Wolf’
- Chrissy’s Court
- Cup of Joe
- Die Hart
- Fight Like a Girl
- The Fugitive
- Gayme Show
- Iron Sharpens Iron
- Last Looks
- Let’s Roll with Tony Greenhand
- Most Dangerous Game
- Murder House Flip
- Murder Unboxed
- Reno 911!
- Shape of Pasta
- Thanks a Million
- You Ain’t Got These
In addition to the aforementioned series, more Roku Originals will be added to the channel later this year. The VP of Engagement Growth Marketing at Roku, Sweta Patel, said, “As The Roku Channel grows, we will continue to be even more creative and expansive in sourcing great content that will perform well in a free, advertising-supported model while delivering an array of incredible, quality entertainment for our users to enjoy”.
And that’s not all; the company has also announced a series of promotional offers for its customers in the UK. Streamers in the UK can get £5 off Roku Express and £10 off Roku Streaming Stick+ up until May 25. There’s also a discounted price for the Roku Streambar, which will be available for £30 less starting from 19 May until 8 June.
Roku has also announced a partnership with ‘Laugh Out Loud’, a comedy brand founded by Kevin Hart, whose ‘Die Hart’ is on the list of Roku Originals launching this May. This partnership will bring the linear channel, LOL! Network to The Roku Channel joining the existing 190+ live, linear channels.
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