Roku Add PBS Channels As BskyB Invest A Further $1.9 Million

Users of Roku can now add full episodes from the PBS stable to their media streaming box, after the PBS app was launched showing television shows from both PBS and PBS Kids.

Roku-BskyBThe news comes as it was announced that satellite broadcaster, Sky (British Sky Broadcasting Group) has invested a further $1.9 million equity investment in Roku, after initially investing $45 million as part of a consortium.

The PBS shows were revealed in a Roku blog post. The deal will bring hit shows from channels such as Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Masterpiece, Nature and Antiques Roadshow.

plus more content will come from from local PBS affiliates that broadcast across the US. Shows from the PBS Kids channel include Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Super Why! and Dinosaur Train.

The app is available now from the Movies and TV area of the Roku Channel Store. After installing users are asked to identify their local PBS station, and from that will be offered a selection of stations.

PBS is a public broadcasting station that is non-profit and operates in the United States. The Roku streaming box is currently on it’s third incarnation and has a 700+ app/channel library available and can stream services such as Netflix straight to the TV set.

1 Comment

  1. Enri. P. T.
    Enri. P. T. May 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    The Roku is ok but adding a few more channels will never make it as good as an android device hooked up to tv

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