Telemundo, Syfy Stream to Roku

Become latest in NBCU stable to launch apps for video streaming platform
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Telemundo and Syfy have joined a growing number of NBCUniversal programming properties to launch apps for Roku players and Roku TVs.

Telemundo Now and Syfy Now, both authenticated TV Everywhere apps, are now onboard that platform, offering access to full seasons, current and past episodes, clips and other content from those networks.

NBCU said Telemundo is the first major Hispanic network in the U.S. to launch on Roku, offering “Super Series” El Señor de los Cielos and Señora Acero, as well as shows such as Caso Cerrado,and  La Voz Kids.

Syfy Now includes access to shows and series spanning The Magicians, 12 Monkeys, The Expanse, Hunters, as well as reality program Face Off and latest series Hunters.

Bravo and E! launched apps on the Roku platform earlier this month. Other NBCU brands and channels with apps on Roku include NBC, NBC News, USA, NBCSN, and CNBC.

It’s been a busy time for Roku on the pay TV front. Earlier this week, Roku was revealed as one of the first to join Comcast’s Xfinity TV Partner Program, an initiative that enables retail partners to build apps that support the MSO’s pay TV service, including live TV, VOD and cloud DVR recordings. Those services will be delivered in the home over a managed IP link rather than “over-the-top” via a public Internet connection.

“We are delighted to partner with Roku to provide a new digital platform for Telemundo and Syfy fans to view their favorite shows and programming,” said Dina Juliano, NBCU’s SVP of consumer product strategy, TV Everywhere, in a statement. “The addition of these networks demonstrates our commitment to expanding our diverse TV Everywhere portfolio and providing access to subscribers anytime and anywhere they want it.”

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