A major deal has been made between Roku and several popular movie studios that will enhance the streaming series’ library. Lionsgate and Roku have struck an agreement that The Roku Channel will get the studio’s new movies after they air on Starz. In a statement, Deadline said that the deal is a “multi-year deal” covering “this year’s theatrical releases.
“Movies that Roku users will be able to stream for free in the future include the John Wick franchise, Expendables 4, and Borderlands, which is based on the popular video game franchise. There are also upcoming Lionsgate films that Roku streamers can enjoy, including The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, starring Nicolas Cage, and Are You There God?
Judy Blume’s iconic book is adapted into a movie, It’s Me, Margaret. The movie will also follow up on 2017’s heartwarming family drama Wonder. Jim Packer, president of Lionsgate’s worldwide television distribution, commented on the new deal, “This agreement affirms the popularity of first-run studio movies on a variety of platforms.
As demonstrated by this partnership with The Roku Channel, our multifaceted, layered approach offers a solution that meets everyone’s needs. This deal represents just another level of the companies’ already strong working relationship, said Rob Holmes, VP of programming at Roku.
As a result of this innovative approach, he said, “both parties will benefit from it, but most importantly, millions of Roku Channel viewers can watch these compelling titles on this unique platform.”Despite the wait for the new Lionsgate films, there is already plenty of content on The Roku Channel.
Including the new drama Swimming With Sharks starring Diane Kruger and Kiernan Shipka. The story follows Shipka’s character, Lou Simms, a young assistant working in a studio filled with manipulators and schemers.
Kruger plays Joyce Holt, a studio executive under immense pressure from her cruel mentor, Redmond, to run things as he expects, while also desperately trying to have a baby. It is noteworthy that anyone can stream the series for free on Roku without needing a Roku-specific streaming device.
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