Roku Launches Six New Live TV Channels From NBCUniversal

August 18, 2023 - 10:00 -- tmRoth

Roku Launches Six New Live TV Channels From NBCUniversalThe Roku Channel has added six new live TV channels to its lineup of over 350 free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) offerings. These new channels expand Roku's relationship with NBCUniversal (NBCU) and include a wide range of popular series that include "Little House on the Prairie," "Murder She Wrote," "Saved by Bell," "Kojak," and more.

The following channels became available on August 15 and can be found in the Live TV Guide on The Roku Channel:

  • Little House on the Prairie (Channel 327) - Featuring the hit series starring Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert that centers on the Ingalls family, who ventures out west in the late 1800s in search of a new life and land
  • TNBC (Teen NBC) (Channel 334)- Beloved series with timeless stories about the highs and lows of growing up, like "Punky Brewster," "Major Dad," and "Hang Time"
  • Saved By The Bell (Channel 397) - All series in the comedy franchise that follows the inventive schemes and mischievous dreams of a tight-knit group of friends, as they navigate high school, college, and beyond
  • Universal Crime (Channel 514) - Notable series that will provide viewers with plenty of mystery, suspense, and drama with shows like "Columbo," "Kojak," "The Rockford Files," and more
  • Murder, She Wrote (Channel 521) - Episodes of the Emmy®-winning mystery drama starring the beloved Angela Lansbury
  • Bad Girls Club (Channel 664) - The series that follows seven outrageously bold, brazenly misbehaved women attempting to transform their reckless ways

These six new linear channels are in addition to current NBCU offerings on The Roku Channel that include NBC News Now, Dateline 24/7, Today All Day, LX, NBC local channels, Telemundo regional news channels, Sky News International, and The Rotten Tomatoes Channel. Roku promises to add even more channels later this year, including the following:

  • Universal Action - Exciting, action-packed series like "The A-Team," "Magnum P.I." starring Tom Selleck, and "Knight Rider" starring David Hasselhoff
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents - The Emmy®-winning anthology series showcasing the iconic mysteries created by the legendary filmmaker

Jennifer Vaux, VP, Content Acquisition & Programming for The Roku Channel, said in a press release that "The Roku Channel is thrilled to announce its expanded relationship with longtime partner NBCUniversal. As FAST continues to gain incredible popularity in the marketplace, we're excited to bring such terrific content options – including a strong roster of very well-known, fan-favorite programming – to our viewers."

Bruce Casino, EVP, Sales & Distribution, U.S. for NBCUniversal Global Distribution, said that "NBCUniversal has an unrivaled catalog of iconic series that have withstood the test of time and entertained audiences around the world. We are excited to expand upon our longstanding relationship with The Roku Channel and dive into the dramatically growing FAST sector by partnering with them to bring our beloved TV shows to their viewers."