Roku adds WatchESPN and WATCH Disney to platform

Michelle Clancy | 15-11-2013

Roku has added WatchESPN, WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD to its streaming platform, in an authenticated TV everywhere model.

Roku customers who receive ESPN's linear networks as part of an affiliated video subscription will be able to access ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes and ESPNEWS through WatchESPN on their Roku devices. ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater will also be accessible when those channels are in season. Additionally, WatchESPN on Roku includes on-demand video.

Later this month, Roku customers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider will also be able to access WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD.

"Today's launch of WatchESPN on Roku delivers on our promise to serve fans with sports programming content on the devices they choose," said Matt Murphy, senior vice president of digital distribution at Disney & ESPN Media Networks. "At the same time, we are adding value to the multichannel video subscription through this agreement, which will also include fan-favourite shows and entertainment programming from WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD later this month."