Roku adds 14 FAST channels including BBC Kids

At a time when the market for free ad-supported television (FAST) is experiencing rapid expansion.

In its Live TV Guide, Roku has announced the addition of 14 linear channels.

The announcement follows the business's first addition of local news to The Roku Channel.

Channels including BBC Kids, Bounce XL, Cheaters, Cine EstrellaTV, Court TV's Grit Xtra, and Ion are all available on The Roku Channel.

Roku Channel Westerns, Ion Mystery, Ion Plus, NBC Boston News, LX News, NBC San Diego News, and NBC San Francisco Bay Area News.

While Roku keeps growing its FAST offering, the business is still recuperating from Q2 2022 results that were worse than anticipated.

200 million fewer viewing hours were recorded by the corporation, while 1.8 million more people joined the total of 63.1 million active accounts.

In order to increase its presence in Mexico, Roku also announced collaborations with three CTV manufacturers last week.