NEW YORK – Roku Inc. and FOX Sports today announced that FOX Sports GO, the live streaming platform that showcases all of FOX Sports’ live events and studio programming, has officially launched on Roku® players and Roku TV™* models in the U.S.
Roku customers who receive FOX Sports TV networks as part of their pay-TV subscription will now be able to access FOX Sports, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Regional Networks, FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes, and FOX Soccer Plus on their Roku devices through FOX Sports GO.
The full slate of FOX Sports programming will be available to Roku customers including more than 3,000 live events, as well as hundreds of hours of studio shows and original content. Live programming includes the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, UFC, NASCAR, Big 12 and Pac-12 football, BIG EAST basketball, FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Champions League. Users can also stream signature FS1 shows such as THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, UFC TONIGHT, THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD, GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN, SPEAK FOR YOURSELF and soon-to-debut UNDISPUTED with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe.
“Roku players are some of the most popular connected streaming devices in the industry, and it’s a significant step towards completing full distribution of FOX Sports GO,” said Clark Pierce, Senior Vice President, TV Everywhere, FOX Sports. “Roku now gives sports fans greater choice when streaming their favorite FOX Sports programming.”
“FOX Sports GO is a critical addition to the Roku channel lineup, giving Roku customers access to some of today’s most anticipated sports programs,” said Ed Lee, vice president, content acquisition, Roku. “We’re extremely excited to expand our sports offering with FOX Sports GO and bring more live sports programming to the Roku platform.”
FOX Sports GO is available in the “Sports” category in the Roku Channel Store on Roku players and Roku TV models.
More than 95 million users across the U.S. have access to FOX Sports GO through their participating pay-TV providers.
Roku is the creator of a popular streaming platform for delivering entertainment to the TV. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick® are sold through major retailers in North America, the U.K., the Republic of Ireland and France. Roku licenses a reference design and operating system to TV manufacturers to create co-branded Roku TV™ models. Under the Roku Powered™ program, Roku licenses its streaming platform to pay TV providers around the world who want to use the Internet to deliver entertainment services through streaming players. The company was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif., U.S.