DirecTV takes Yaveo into Roku


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 15 August 2015

Yaveo by DIRECTV, the new Spanish-language over-the-top (OTT) service, is now available on the Roku platform, following an agreement that will allow US subscribers to watch Spanish-language TV shows, movies and more from the US, Latin America and Spain on their Roku player or Roku TV.

Subscribers will be able to live-stream the top football leagues in Europe, baseball and wrestling from Mexico and the Caribbean, Hollywood blockbuster films, and lifestyle entertainment.

“Yaveo on Roku devices gives the US Hispanic community easy access to high-quality Spanish-language content that they can't find anywhere else”, said Jon Molod, VP of digital entertainment products group, DirecTV. “Yaveo is the next generation of entertainment for the whole household. We're proud to work with Roku to bring live sports and on-demand entertainment to US Hispanic audiences”.

“The Roku platform has a great selection of international streaming channels with content in a variety of languages for our customers to choose from”, said Ziba Kaboli-Gerbrands, director of content acquisition for Roku. “Yaveo is a significant addition to our offering and provides our Spanish speaking customers with an incredible breadth of live and on-demand Spanish-language content”.

Yaveo is available for $7.99 per month, with no contract or satellite installation required. Its offer includes series, novelas, kids' programming, documentaries, and music from Spanish programmers such as Canal Once, Caracol, Galavision, MTV, Nickelodeon, RCN, Telemundo, Tr3s, UniMas or Univision.