Roku users will be able to watch NBC News via their little connected box following an agreement announced by the MSNBC Digital Network and the pioneering streaming platform. Viewers will be able to watch, free and on demand, content from top-rated NBC News programs including segments from NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (pictured), Today and Meet the Press, in addition to clips from The Rachel Maddow Show and Morning Joe.
“Our goal at NBC News is to deliver high-quality journalism to audiences whether it be on-air, online or on-demand,” said Vivian Schiller, chief digital officer, NBC News. “Through this partnership with Roku, users can now access segments from America’s number one news programs at their convenience, using a platform that is simple and seamless.”
Roku, which was founded by DVR inventor Anthony Wood, features more than 350 entertainment channels including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Pandora and games featuring Angry Birds. It has more than 1 million customers in the U.S.
“NBC News has always been a staple in my home, as I’m sure it has been in countless other homes,” said Ed Lee, vice president of content acquisition at Roku. “Now Roku customers can stream clips from some of the nation’s top news programming through their Roku players.”