Roku Launches NFL Zone | TV Tech

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Roku has introduced that it has partnered with the NFL to launch an NFL Zone throughout the Roku Sports expertise for the 2023 NFL season. The NFL Zone provides soccer followers a centralized location to shortly discover dwell and upcoming video games. Users may also use the NFL Zone to tune in for weekly sport previews, league highlights, and extra NFL content material.This strategic partnership between Roku and the NFL marks the primary official league-branded zone inside Roku’s Sports expertise. “Last yr we launched the Sports expertise for our extremely engaged sports activities viewers, making it less complicated for Roku customers to observe sports activities programming,” mentioned Gidon Katz, president, shopper expertise, at Roku. “As we begin the largest sports activities season of the yr, offering easy accessibility to NFL video games and content material to our thousands and thousands of customers is a high precedence for us. We sit up for followers immersing themselves throughout the NFL Zone and making it their vacation spot to search out NFL video games.”“We are excited to accomplice with Roku to extend discoverability of NFL programming to soccer followers,” added Hans Schroeder, NFL Executive vp of media distribution. “With the launch of the NFL Zone, Roku customers can simply discover the video games they wish to watch, from one place. We are thrilled to supply our followers with a superb choice to observe their favourite groups all season lengthy.”In addition to dwell and upcoming video games, the NFL Zone supplies weekly matchup previews, NFL highlights, and entry to the NFL App and NFL Channel. Viewers can discover the NFL Zone straight from Sports in Roku’s Home Screen Menu in addition to Roku Search. Throughout the season, the NFL Zone will probably be prominently featured throughout the Sports expertise, Roku reported. “Sports have lengthy offered a big, engaged viewers for advertisers, and we’re excited to carry scale and fandom to entrepreneurs via the NFL Zone,” mentioned Alison Levin, vp advert income and advertising and marketing options, at Roku. “This collaboration brings collectively the most well-liked content material throughout sports activities and leisure with Roku’s unbelievable U.S. attain for a mix that advertisers will crave.”The launch builds on Roku’s ongoing enlargement of NFL associated content material. Roku added The NFL Channel to The Roku Channel’s Live TV Channel Guide this previous spring, the streaming platform reported. The around-the-clock channel supplies lots of of hours of curated, official programming from NFL Films and NFL Media, together with in-season commentary, basic sport replays, documentaries, and NFL originals. Last month, Roku Original documentary “NFL Draft: The Pick is in” launched on The Roku Channel in partnership with NFL Films and Skydance Sports. The documentary scored huge throughout its opening weekend, turning into the #1 Roku Original Documentary premiere. A second installment has been greenlit centered on the 2024 NFL Draft.In addition, NFL+, the League’s unique streaming video service, is out there throughout the NFL App on Roku gadgets for its second season. NFL+ is out there for $6.99/month or $49.99/yr, and contains NFL Network throughout gadgets, dwell out-of-market preseason video games, dwell native and primetime common season and postseason video games (cellphone and pill solely), dwell native and nationwide audio for each sport, NFL Films’ archives, and extra. Fans can improve to NFL+ Premium for $14.99/month or $99.99/yr, and get all the content material and options of NFL+ in addition to full and condensed sport replays, the All-22 Coaches Film, and now NFL PinkZone. For a restricted time, NFL Media is providing a 20% low cost off the yearly subscription worth for each NFL+ and NFL+ Premium, Roku reported.

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