NBCUniversal and Roku Expand News Coverage for The Roku Channel

By Jessica Lerner 

The Roku Channel viewers will now have access to various local, national, and international news thanks to an expanded agreement between NBCUniversal and Roku.

Starting Tuesday, customers will be able to watch four new Spanish-language regional news channels: Noticias Telemundo California, Noticias Telemundo Florida, Noticias Telemundo Noreste and Noticias Telemundo Texas.

Additional FAST channels, like as Dateline 24/7, Today All Day and Sky News International, will debut on The Roku Channel in early 2023. The NBC News Now subscription on The Roku Channel has been renewed as part of the extended partnership.


“There is tremendous value in the lean-back experience our FAST offerings provide our audiences and partners,” said Matt Schnaars, president, content distribution, NBCUniversal, in a statement. “NBC News, NBCUniversal Local and Sky News are trusted sources of information for millions and this is a great opportunity to enhance The Roku Channel on behalf of our viewers.”

“We’re pleased to expand our partnership with NBCUniversal to bring more of its premium news lineup, including national, local, international, and Spanish-language regional news channels, to The Roku Channel,” said Ashley Hovey, head of The Roku Channel, AVOD. “Audiences are increasingly streaming news, and we are thrilled to work with NBCUniversal, home to some of the industry’s most respected news organizations, to continue bringing our users a robust lineup of valuable news programming.”

NBC News Now, several NBC local news stations and The Rotten Tomatoes Channel are just a few of the NBCUniversal offerings currently available on The Roku Channel. Users also get access to a selection of NBCUniversal’s ad-supported video on-demand content, which includes fan favorites like Will & Grace and Friday Night Lights.