Roku scores with Sky Online TV Box

DetailsEditor | 20 December 2014

As it begins its eagerly awaited Sky Online over the top service, Sky Deutschland has revealed that online video CE provider Roku will be providing the offering’s STB.

All existing and new subscribers to Sky Online and Snap can order the Roku-powered box to connect to the Internet, either via Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. The Sky Online TV service offers entertainment from the Sky Online or Snap programming catalogues, featuring Hollywood blockbusters, hit series, live sports, children’s programming and documentaries.

The Sky Online TV Box is based on the existing Roku platform and its portfolio of streaming players. In addition to both Sky streaming services, customers also have access through the Roku Channel Store to channels from a selection including Wall Street Journal Live, Vimeo, TuneIn Radio and special interest channels including FitnessMagazine and – with more to follow soon.

“The introduction of the Sky Online TV Box adds a flexible, user-friendly and affordable option to stream directly on TV screens the best selection of premium content from Sky Online and Snap,” commented Alice Mascia, vice president strategy at Sky Deutschland, “Working closely with Roku, a leader in the streaming TV category, has given us access to best-in-class user experience.”

“The new Roku Powered streaming player from Sky is an easy and convenient way to enjoy Sky Online, Snap and many other great streaming services on your TV,“ added Roku general manager of content and services Steve Shannon. “We are thrilled about our partnership with Sky and will work hand in hand to continuously bring more content to the platform.”