Telstra is the first Roku Powered licensee to deploy the new 4K HDR hybrid streaming player for its Telstra TV service later this month. By integrating a terrestrial tuner in the 4K HDR streaming player Telstra can offer its customers the best of live TV, catch-up and on demand entertainment.
“Our new 4K HDR hybrid streaming player is ideal for countries where over the air TV is available. It really brings together entertainment sources in a clever way, so consumers can watch live and on demand entertainment with one single remote control,” said Andrew Ferrone, vice president pay TV at Roku.
The Roku Powered licensing programme is designed to help operators leverage the Roku streaming platform including the Roku OS, Roku Channel Store, and streaming players to deliver live TV and on-demand services to their customers.
In partnership with Roku, operators develop their own streaming player by customising the home screen, app store, and streaming player for their audiences.
Roku provides ongoing software updates to the Roku OS, hosts the app store, and provides application development support and certification services.
Today, the Roku Powered program enables operators to deliver streaming services to customers in Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom.