Tag Archives: Roku

Roku plans new legal actions to resume sales in Mexico

Roku will initiate new legal actions to resume the commercialization of its devices in Mexico, the company said to El Financiero newspaper. Last month, federal judges in Mexico City and in Torreón, Coahuila, denied the legal actions promoted to revoke the suspension. According to the company, “the current prohibition harms consumers, the retail sector and [...]

Mexico maintains ban on Roku sales

Mexico’s Federal Judiciary maintained the ban on Roku devices sales in the country, the Institute of Telecommunications Law (IDET in Spanish) reported. Last week, federal judges in Mexico City and Torreón denied the legal actions promoted to revoke the decision. In this way, the suspension ordered by the 38th Civil Judge of the Superior Court [...]

Roku expands its presence in Latin America

Roku announced the launch of its streaming players in Argentina, Central America, Chile, Colombia and Peru. The company unveiled two players that will come to market in the coming weeks -the Roku Express+ and the Roku Streaming Stick+.  Roku sales director for Latin America, Alex Dalesio, will discuss the connected TV business in the region [...]

Roku unveils five new streaming devices

Roku announced five new streaming players -with prices between USD 30 and USD 100- that offer better performance, improved wireless reception, new convenience features and greater value than ever before, the company said in a press release. The most basic devices -Roku Express (USD 30) and Express+ (USD 40) – are five times more powerful [...]

Roku shares jump 68% on market debut

Rokus trading debut, last Thursday, has catapulted the company among the biggest gainers for newly listed technology and communications stocks, according to Bloomberg. The shares on the first day closed at USD 23.50, representing a 68% increase compared to the initial public offering price of USD 14. Roku raised about USD220 million from the offering [...]

Roku hires new team to prevent piracy

According to a new job posting on Roku’s website, the company is searching for a director of Anti-Piracy and Content Security to stop the illegal activity on its streaming devices. The new executive will be responsible for defining the technology roadmap and overseeing implementation of anti-piracy and content security initiatives at Roku, and will collaborate [...]

Roku launches its own streaming channel

Roku, the popular streaming TV box, announced the launch of its own streaming channel called The Roku Channel-which will offer movies and some TV shows to watch for free. The new channel will include ad-supported content Roku has licensed from Studios, as well as movies aggregated from other publishers. The launch includes partners such as [...]

Kabillion launches Spanish-Language App on Roku

Kabillion, the independently owned kids’ VOD network, announced the launch of its first Spanish-language app, Kabillion en Español, on the Roku platform. The app is a children’s learning and entertainment channel in Spanish, featuring many of Kabillion’s top animated titles, including the popular Dive Olly Dive, The DaVincibles and ToddWorld. “Reaching the large Hispanic community [...]

Cablevisión wins legal battle against Roku

Mexican Pay TV company Cablevisión (Televisa) has won a legal case to suspend the sale of Roku devices, alleging that the gadgets let users view pirated channels. Cablevisión said a Mexico City tribunal confirmed – last week – an order to suspend the import and sale of the video streaming devices. In this way, the [...]

Roku returns to stores in Mexico

The order blocking the sale of Roku devices in Mexico has been temporarily suspended last week by a federal Court, local media reported. The commercialization of the streaming media player had been suspended after Cablevisión (Televisa) obtained a blocking order alleging theft of content. Roku’s general counsel Steve Kay said the company “is pleased with [...]