Roku Adds 14 New Linear-TV Channels to The Roku Channel

Roku Aug. 16 announced the launch of 14 new linear channels on The Roku Channel and through the ad-supported platform’s Live TV Guide.

Viewers now have access to a variety of new genres and programming, including additional local news channels, Spanish-language entertainment, lifestyle, and true crime, among others.

In addition to the eight local news channels announced in June, The Roku Channel is adding channels for San Diego, Boston and the Bay Area, as well as a national broadcast channel LX News, a news network by NBCUniversal Local for Adults 18-45.

The Roku Channel is also bringing on six Scripps channels for audiences to enjoy, with programming on Ion like “NCIS,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire,” “Law & Order” and “Hawaii Five-O,” among others.

“From local news channels to your favorite drama and crime series, to additional Spanish-language content, we are committed to providing it all for our viewers,” Ashley Hovey, head of The Roku Channel AVOD, said in a statement.

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The full channel list includes:

BBC Kids is a new channel featuring parent-approved children’s programming.

Bounce XL offers the best in Black television, including original programming and specials, scripted sitcoms, and dramas.

Cheaters features victims of suspected cheating hire hidden camera crews to spy on significant others and gather incriminating evidence.

Cine EstrellaTV is an all-new 24-hour movie channel celebrating Latin cinema for the on-the-go movie fan.

Court TV, the original true crime network, features live gavel-to-gavel, in-depth legal reporting of the nation’s most compelling trials. In addition, the network features specials and true crime series.

Grit Xtra is home to your favorite bold, brave and legendary action heroes. Showcasing classic all-American storytelling in its iconic Western movies and series.

Ion features a collection of television’s most-watched dramas and original programming.

Ion Mystery features investigative crime series, real-life docuseries, and exclusive originals.

Ion Plus is home to 24/7 entertainment featuring hit series and top dramas.

NBC Boston News features the latest local news, breaking updates, weather forecast and live events in the Boston area.

LX News features innovative storytelling examining the events shaping our world.

NBC San Diego News highlights local news, breaking updates, weather forecast and live events in the San Diego area.

NBC San Francisco Bay Area News features the latest local news, breaking updates, weather forecast and live events in the Bay Area.

Roku Channel Westerns features a line-up of classic and modern Western movies and popular Western series.

Launched in 2017, the ad-supported Roku Channel features free and premium entertainment. In Q4 2021, The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 80 million people. The platform was a top five channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach in Q3 and Q4 2021. Today, the platform features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and more than 300 free live linear television channels in the U.S.

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