SAN JOSE, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Roku, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) today announced “Roku Recommends,” a new, weekly fifteen-minute entertainment program that uses proprietary Roku data to highlight the best bets and hidden gems on the Roku platform in order to Help streamers find out what to watch on America’s # 1 streaming TV. Platform.*
Featured on June 3, 2021, “Roku Recommends” features co-hosts, Emmy-winning Maria Menounos and multi-award-winning Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins, presenting the “Top 5” songs to air weekly at through the thousands of channels on Roku. “Roku Recommends” is the first production from the new Roku Brand Studio whose mission is to create advertiser-driven storytelling designed for TV streaming.
“I love television and am always on the lookout for the next amazing show, movie or documentary to air,” said Maria Menounos, co-host of Roku Recommends. “As America’s # 1 TV streaming platform, Roku provides access to so much great content and I’m thrilled to co-host a weekly program designed to help viewers find their next favorite show. or to rediscover a precious classic. ”
“I’m excited to co-host Roku Recommends and bring my take on the best of the best content on the Roku Platform to millions of viewers,” said Andrew Hawkins, co-host of Roku Recommends. “Great titles are within reach with Roku. ”
“According to Nielsen data, the average streamer spends more than seven minutes looking for what to watch next,” said Chris Bruss, director of Roku Brand Studio. “We’re uniquely positioned to use our trending data both to help consumers find amazing movies and shows, and to help advertisers move beyond traditional 30-second advertising to entertain passing streamers.” otherwise time in ad-free and subscription-only environments. ”
Several prominent national advertisers have signed up as first sponsors of the weekly program, including America’s largest retailer, Walmart, which will be the show’s first sponsor. Unlike traditional TV referrals, marketers can use the Roku metric partner program to quantify whether their “Recommend Roku” integration reaches SVOD-only streamers, adds extra reach to their video ad campaign, changes perception of their brand, drive consumers to stores / websites, or move the product off the shelf.
“Roku Recommends” will be available to stream for free on The Roku Channel and Featured Free with new episodes every Thursday. A Roku Brand Studio series, Roku Recommends is produced by Funny Or Die. Mike Farah, Beth Belew and Jim Ziegler are the executive producers.
About Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered TV streaming. We connect users to the streaming content they love, empower content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the United States and select countries through direct retail sales and licensing agreements with service operators. Roku TV ™ models are available in the US and select countries under license agreements with OEM TV brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, California, USA
* “America’s # 1 TV streaming platform” is based on streaming hours according to Hypothesis Group, April 2021
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