via press release:
A+E NETWORKS® FURTHER EXTENDS TV EVERYWHERE® OFFERINGS WITH ROKU
A&E®, HISTORY® AND LIFETIME® APPS
AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON
NEW YORK, NY – January 9, 2014 – A+E Networks®, following recent launches of TV Everywhere apps, continues its momentum with the addition of Roku® devices to their watch apps offerings. A&E®, HISTORY® and Lifetime® network apps are available on Roku players – including Roku 3, Roku 2, Roku LT, Roku HD and the Roku Streaming Stick.
The apps enable users to watch full episodes, full movies and exclusive clips of their favorite A+E Networks programming. Users who sign in via their TV or satellite provider will have access to even more content, including full previous seasons of some of their favorite series.
“We’re extremely pleased to partner with Roku to bring A+E Networks’ programming – including popular and compelling series from A&E, History and Lifetime – into the Roku fold,” said Dan Suratt, Executive Vice President, Digital Media & Business Development, A+E Networks. “The deal with Roku is another important step for us to ensure the continued expansion of our content across multiple platforms that our audiences want to see our content on.”
Recently A+E Networks launched TV Everywhere apps on the iOS®, Android™,Kindle Fire HD and Xbox 360 platforms. With more than eight million downloads of the watch apps to date, and nearly 50 percent of all broadband video viewing occurring on the apps, the network remains a leader in its field at the forefront of TV Everywhere. The apps have garnered more than double the visits per unique visitor compared to the companion online sites, with a 30 percent higher video engagement rate – all which helped drive A+E Networks up almost 50 percent in year-over-year growth.
Ahout A+E Networks
A+E Networks(R) is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of the A&E(R), Lifetime(R), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), Bio.(R), H2™, HISTORY en Espa?ol™, Crime & Investigation Network(R), Military HISTORY(R), A&E IndieFilms(R), A+E Networks International(R), A+E Networks Digital(R) and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. A+E Networks channels and branded programming reach more than 350 million households in over 160 countries. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
Roku and Roku Ready are registered trademarks and the Roku Streaming Stick is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.