TECHNOLOGIES, MEDIA AND BROADCASTING
Roku, Inc. | September 14, 2022
Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) announced the latest enhancements coming to Roku’s operating system, giving users a more convenient and efficient experience for discovering, accessing, and streaming entertainment. In the coming months, the company will introduce an all-new content discovery experience, The Buzz, to the Roku Home Screen Menu as well as two significant updates to its What to Watch feature, Continue Watching and an expanded platform-wide Save List. Roku is also making updates to Roku Voice, expanding Bluetooth Private Listening, easing navigation within the Live TV Channel Guide with the addition of categories, and offering more content discovery tools, among many other features.Additionally, Roku announced two new products that offer a seamless streaming and audio experience at an even more accessible price: an all-new Roku Wireless Bass and the 2022 Roku Express.
“We are in the golden age of streaming with more great shows and movies releasing than ever before, which at times we know can be overwhelming,By personalizing the way our customers connect with the content they love and offering more ways to discover and access new content to stream or save for later, our users have more tools than ever to watch what they want to with ease.”
-Preston Smalley, Vice President of Consumer Product.
New features coming to Roku devices in the following months include:
Roku Home Screen Menu
The Buzz: The newest addition to the Roku Home Screen Menu, The Buzz brings a new discovery experience to the biggest screen in the house. Users can quickly browse a frequently updated collection of posts featuring entertainment-centric, short-form content from popular streaming services and entertainment brands, such as AMC+, Apple TV+, BET+, Crackle, Hallmark Movies Now, IGN, Plex, Popcornflix, SHOWTIME®, Starz, The CW, Tubi, Vevo, and Wondrium, with more to come. Posts within The Buzz may include video clips, images, trailers, interviews, and other content to help users discover movies and shows that match their interests. Users can engage with content featured in The Buzz by liking posts, saving content to watch later, following profiles to view future posts, or immediately streaming the movie or show featured in the post.
Continue Watching: Designed to make streaming on Roku even more convenient, Continue Watching makes it easier than ever for users to resume watching TV shows and movies they were previously streaming. Located within What to Watch on the Roku Home Screen Menu, Continue Watching gives users a single location to jump back into the content they are watching, from a selection of streaming channels including HBO Max, Netflix, Paramount+, and The Roku Channel, with more channels to come.
Save List: Users can now easily save movies and shows from across the Roku platform to create a Save List of content they want to stream later. Located within What to Watch on their Home Screen Menu, as well as the Roku Mobile App, the new Save List provides a single destination for users to quickly access and stream content they’ve previously saved. Users will see a “Save” option on movie and TV show details pages, allowing them to save that title to their list with a press of a button. Today's update is an expansion of the previously launched Save List within The Roku Channel and the Roku Mobile App.
Roku Store: Our newest addition to the Roku Home Screen Menu, Roku Store will be a more visual, immersive destination for users to browse, search, and add free and paid channels to their devices. Within the Roku Store, users will also be able to navigate through different categories to easily find and shop for new streaming content. The Roku Store will appear on devices in the coming months and will be expanded over time to offer users a more streamlined and integrated shopping experience on the Roku platform.
Bluetooth Private Listening: Roku is expanding Bluetooth Private Listening to be compatible with our newest Roku Ultra, Roku Streambar, and Roku Streambar Pro. Users can simply pair their headphones from the Sound Setting menu and start listening to content privately. This is an update to Roku’s Private Listening feature, which currently allows users to listen to their TV through headphones connected to Roku’s premium remotes or paired through the Mobile App.
Roku is adding new visual tools onscreen to help customers get to their desired channel destination while using Roku Voice. When using this feature, users will now see a display on their screen showing channel options relevant to their voice search. From there, customers can simply say or select the option they want and start streaming.
Categories in Roku's Live TV Channel Guide: Categories within the Live TV Channel Guide will enable customers to discover and jump into their favorite Live TV content with new, easy-to-navigate content categories. For a more personalized experience, customers can browse through three new Categories: Recents, Favorites, and Subscribed, where they can save their favorite channels, circle back to their recently watched content, or quickly get to their Premium stations from The Roku Channel. Customers can also browse through a selection of Live TV genres including News, Sports, Movies, Entertainment, Kids, Crime, Music, and En Espanol, all of which will be automatically populated based on the Live TV content in The Roku Channel available in those categories.
Live TV Channel “Guide” button: Roku is introducing a dedicated Live TV Channel “Guide” button on the mobile app remote, so that customers can see what is playing live on their TV with a tap of a button. With our new “Guide” button, customers can instantly launch the Live TV Channel Guide, where they can find Live TV channels, browse for content to watch, and search our new Categories. The Guide button within the Roku Mobile app will only be available when connected to a Roku TV with OS 11.5 in supported regions.
Roku OS 11.5 and today’s announced software features will roll out to Roku devices in the coming months.
About Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable 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 U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV™ models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A.
MEDIA AND BROADCASTING
Triton Digital | August 29, 2022
Triton Digital® the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry, announced Organización Radial Olímpica has selected Triton Digital’s suite of audio streaming solutions to deliver high-quality streaming, a better understanding of audiences, and improved monetization of audio inventory.
Our mission is to bring entertainment, information, and joy to Colombians around the world, Triton Digital’s audio streaming technologies enable us to deliver a top-quality streaming service while gaining a better understanding of our audience to guide programming decisions and improved inventory monetization. With Triton Digital, we are able to seamlessly provide audiences with the content they seek and help our clients optimize their audio campaigns.
Organización Radial Olímpica will leverage Triton Digital’s audio streaming solutions to better generate content of interest to its audience, delivering an optimal listening experience across all platforms and devices, and creating bonds of loyalty with listeners. The Colombian radio broadcaster will use Triton Digital’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) to deliver the highest quality stream in the industry, providing a more stable connection for listeners. In addition, Organización Radial Olímpica will use Triton Digital’s Streaming Metrics for online audio consumption analytics, its ad platform Tap Live, purpose-built for broadcast radio to streamline ad operations and increase monetization, and its Supply Side Platform (SSP) to manage programmatic advertising for an enhanced advertiser buying experience.
“As one of the top radio providers in Colombia, Organización Radial Olímpica needed an innovative solution that could keep pace with its audiences’ evolving needs,At Triton Digital, we are proud to offer flexible and compatible audio streaming technologies that solve for the unique challenges of today and continue to evolve to support the audio streaming strategies of tomorrow.”
-Oscar Sermeno, Vice President of Market Strategy, Americas.
About Triton Digital
Triton Digital® is the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. Operating in more than 80 countries, Triton provides innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services to build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their day-to-day operations. In addition, Triton powers the global online audio industry with Webcast Metrics®, the leading online audio measurement service and Podcast Metrics, one of the first IAB certified podcast measurement services in the industry. With unparalleled integrity, excellence, teamwork, and accountability, Triton remains committed to connecting audio, audience, and advertisers to continuously fuel the growth of the global online industry. For more information, visit www.TritonDigital.com.
About Organización Radial Olímpica
Organización Radial Olímpica is a Colombian company that reaffirms and highlights the country’s culture through radio as an analog and digital channel of communication. Through our 34 stations in the main capitals of the country, we bring entertainment, information, and joy to Colombians around the world. We are leaders in musical audiences with Olímpica Stereo, Radio Tiempo, Mix 103.9, La Reina and Emisora Atlántico, and these audiences are certified by ECAR and EGM in the main media surveys. Radio in Colombia is one of the most important mediums and due to its reach and frequency of listening, audiences prefer us and that is why we are allies of commercial brands of consumer products, goods, and services. At Organización Radial Olímpica our commitment is to remain at the forefront, generating content of interest to all audiences, creating bonds of loyalty with listeners, and delivering the best service through all platforms and devices.
Sony Electronics Inc. | October 31, 2022
Sony Electronics Inc. announces new livestreaming capabilities for the Xperia PRO-I smartphone. This over-the-air (OTA) software update, available now, also delivers more shooting experiences within Videography Proi. Xperia PRO-I's newly enabled livestreaming capabilities allow for quick and easy livestreaming directly to social streaming services from Videography Pro. It also provides the option of selecting the front camera for additional creative shooting opportunities. In addition, Videography Pro will now detect when shooting vertically with up to 120fps and livestreaming. This will automatically write this detail into the metadata of the file, which will improve the workflow when shooting and editing vertical videos for social media content.
When using Xperia PRO-I with the GP-VPT2BT shooting grip (sold separately), this update now offers the ability to instantly assign the C1 custom key directly from the application, making it easier to customize the functionality based on preferred shooting styles.
About Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Group Corporation, one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit http://www.sony.com/news for more information.