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Company Overview of Roku, Inc.

Company Overview

Roku, Inc. offers streaming entertainment devices for delivering entertainment to the television (TV). It offers streaming video players. The company also offers Roku software developer kit that enables developers to build a channel that streams their content to the TV, as well as allows users to create music channels, Internet radio, photo sharing, social applications, and casual games; Roku Streaming Stick, a remote control for movies, music, shows, gaming, and more; smart TVs that enable consumers to enjoy entertainment whether on-demand, streamed, or live; and accessories, such as cables, remote controls, power adapters, headphones, and miscellaneous items. In addition, it provides consu...

12980 Saratoga Avenue

Suite D

Saratoga, CA 95070

United States

Founded in 2002

Phone:

408-556-9040

Fax:

408-446-1734

Key Executives for Roku, Inc.

Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 50
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Software Engineering
Senior Vice President of Product Management
Manager of Human Resource & Administration
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Roku, Inc. Key Developments

Roku Releases Windows 10 App in UK, Canada

Roku announced the launch of its Windows 10 app in the UK and Canada. This means users of Windows 10 laptops and tablets can access the Roku content platform from their devices. The app offers access to more than 2,000 channels and 100,000 movies and TV episodes. The Roku app for Windows 10 is a universal Windows app, which means it features Cortana support as well. The app is available for download on the Windows Store.

Roku Inks Licensing Deal with Hitachi America, Ltd. to Develop Smart TVs

Roku, Inc. announced that Hitachi America Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., is the newest brand to join the Roku TV licensing program. Hitachi will take advantage of Roku's low-cost TV reference design to build superior smart TVs that run the Roku® OS and give consumers the best streaming experience in the industry. Consumers will be able to purchase both HD and 4K Ultra HD Hitachi Roku TV models in a variety of screen sizes this fall. Roku offers TV brands a licensing program with a cost-effective reference design that combines the benefits of the Roku streaming platform along with TV functionality to create a superior smart TV experience. This program allows TV brands to cost-effectively build and sell HD and 4K UHD smart TVs that are popular among retailers and consumers. In 2015, the first full year of the program, Roku TV experienced tremendous growth with more than 40 models available in the U.S. and sales accounting for 8% of the U.S. smart TV market. In 2016 more than 60 models are expected to ship in the U.S. from six brands including Hitachi this fall. Roku TV models are offered in HD and 4K UHD resolution with screen sizes ranging from 24 to 65 inches.

Cisco and Roku Collaborate to Expand Streaming Video Security Solutions

Cisco and Roku Inc. announced a collaboration to enable the Cisco VideoGuard Everywhere video service protection solution on Roku streaming players and Roku TVs. Cisco VideoGuard Everywhere enables pay-TV operators to secure their content distribution to a wide variety of devices, which now includes Roku streaming players and Roku TVs. This collaboration will enable VideoGuard Everywhere to support the Charter Spectrum TV app available on Roku devices. Cisco and Roku are working closely to pre-integrate the VideoGuard Everywhere security software into Roku firmware. All Roku devices will be automatically upgraded to include Cisco security software. Initial features and services the solution will be able to support for the Spectrum TV app for Roku devices will now include secure video on demand (VoD) and linear content playback, as well as control of the number of devices used simultaneously per subscriber account.

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