Roku and Saban Films announced
today that they’ve made a deal for Roku to get streaming rights to movies from
Saban Films. This is the first ever pay-one licensing agreement for Roku.
The deal will bring a selection
of titles from Saban’s 2021 film slate to The Roku Channel for viewers in the
US and Canada following a theatrical release.
“Streaming has become an
incredible way to experience movie-making magic from the comfort of your own
home and we are thrilled to bring an extraordinary lineup of entertainment to
The Roku Channel and America’s No. 1 TV streaming platform, “said Saban Films
President Bill Bromiley.
The first film from Saban to make
its way to The Roku Channel will be Echo Boomers, starring Michael
Shannon and Patrick Schwarzenegger on June 15. Later, “Happily” starring
Joel McHale and Kerry Bishé; “Percy VS Goliath” (US Only) starring
Academy Award winner Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci and Zach Braff; “Under
the StadiumLights” starring Laurence Fishburne and Milo Gibson,
and more titles will be added to The Roku Channel.
“Saban Films is a great partner
with a history of creating standout films,” said Rob Holmes, VP of Programming
for Roku. “This first-of-its-kind agreement allows us to bring these
compelling films exclusively to our large, engaged audience for free, and to
build upon the incredible growth of The Roku Channel.”
In addition to Roku
devices, The Roku Channel is available on web, iOS and Android devices, Amazon
Fire TV and select Samsung TVs.
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