The launch gives Roku users access to CTV’s extensive content offering, including hit CTV and Discovery series, CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, CTV’s suite of specialty channels, and more
Roku, Inc. and CTV today announced the launch of CTV on the Roku® platform, in a continued partnership with Bell Media. As the #1 TV streaming platform in Canada, based on hours streamed, according to a recent study conducted by the Hypothesis Group, Roku continues to expand content availability across the country. Canadian Roku users will now have access to live and on demand programming from CTV, Canada’s most-watched television network, on their Roku streaming player or Roku TV™.
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CTV now available on the Roku platform (Photo: Business Wire)
Launching on the Roku platform provides additional reach for CTV, with the partnership giving Roku users across the country access to the extensive live and on demand programming available through the CTV app. Viewers can enjoy full episodes of hit CTV shows, and series and movies from across CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Sci-Fi Channel, and CTV Life Channel, as well as Discovery, Animal Planet, Discovery Science, Discovery Velocity©, Investigation Discovery, E!, and MUCH. Available with no subscription or sign-in required, CTV Throwback, CTV Movies, and MTV deliver thousands of hours of classic television and favourite series, uncut hit movies, can’t miss reality, comedy, lifestyle, and entertainment shows, and themed collections.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming CTV to our platform offerings. As the #1 TV streaming platform in Canada, we are committed to expanding Roku’s Canadian content availability,” said Mary-Anne Taylor, Head of Content Distribution, Canada at Roku. “The launch of CTV is an important milestone as we continue to build on providing Canadians with the best streaming experience possible. With this launch, Roku users across the country have access to premium content such as live news, free movies and TV, and Canadian productions.”
“This launch provides Roku users with access to our extensive content offering across numerous Bell Media brands, delivering can’t miss series, movies, and curated collections,” said Justin Stockman, Vice-President, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media. “From watercooler moments, to Canadian original series, news and information, and hit entertainment, we’re excited to deliver CTV’s premium user experience through our Roku offering.”
CTV is Canada’s #1 television brand. CTV provides unparalleled entertainment programming across two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and digital channels CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, streaming on demand from CTV.ca and the CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 20 years in a row and features a wide range of sports and information programming, including CTV News, Canada’s highest-rated national and local newscasts. CTV’s parent company is Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and out-of-home advertising.
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