Roku Bows 100th Content Channel19 Nov, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Media player manufacturer Roku Inc., which in 2008 pioneered streaming with the Netflix-branded player, Nov. 19 said it launched its 100th channel: Short-form content aggregator Crackle.
Media players, in addition to connected Blu-ray Disc players, act as conduits linking the Internet with the television.
Crackle.com, which is owned by Sony Pictures, has created original webisode series, some of which are later released as direct-to-video DVDs, including Angel of Death, with stuntwoman Zoe Bell, and The Bannen Way, with Venessa Marcil and Mark Gantt.
Saratoga, Calif.-based Roku, which recently added Hulu Plus, now offers users access to more content sources (most are subscription-based) than any media player on the market.
Roku media players are priced starting at $59 (standard definition) and are available at Fry’s Electronics and Amazon.