August 5, 2013 08.26 Europe/London By Julian Clover

Roku and remoteBSkyB has purchased a $2m convertible debt security in 1 Mainstream, a Californian based early stage technology company.
1 Mainstream is a fully automated, highly customizable, app creation and publishing platform that makes it possible create native apps for the most popular TV, tablet, and web platforms.
It has already been deployed by Sky as part of the recent launch of Sky News on the Roku and Apple TV platforms.
Mainstream 1 also provides a full 1080p HD video to screens from 7″ to 70″ via a global edge network with adaptive bit rate streaming and DRM.
It also runs a unified billing platform with In App subscription purchase to all the major app stores built in.