Roku Expands With 14 Channels Including BBC Kids and Ion

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Roku announced today the launch of 14 new linear channels on The Roku Channel and through The Roku Channel’s Live TV Guide.

Viewers will now have access to a variety of new genres and programming, including additional local news channels, Spanish-language entertainment, lifestyle, true crime, and more available on The Roku Channel for free.

In addition to the eight local news channels announced in June, The Roku Channel is adding channels for San Diego, Boston, and the Bay Area, as well as a national broadcast channel LX News, a news network by NBCUniversal Local for Adults 18-45.

The Roku Channel is also bringing on six Scripps channels for audiences to enjoy, with popular programming on Ion like “NCIS,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire,” “Law & Order,” “Hawaii Five-O,” and more.

Full channel list:

  • BBC Kids: Entertaining, energetic, unpredictable, and clever, BBC Kids is a new channel that kids will love and parents can trust.
  • BOUNCE XL: Bounce XL offers the best in Black television, including original programming and specials, scripted sitcoms, and dramas.
  • Cheaters: Victims of suspected cheating hire hidden camera crews to spy on significant others and gather incriminating evidence.
  • Cine EstrellaTV: Cine EstrellaTV is an all-new 24-hour movie channel celebrating Latin cinema for the on-the-go movie fan.
  • Court TV: Court TV, the original true crime network, features live gavel-to-gavel, in-depth legal reporting of the nation’s most compelling trials. In addition, the network features engaging specials and true crime series.
  • Grit Xtra: Grit is home to your favorite bold, brave and legendary action heroes. Showcasing classic all-American storytelling in its iconic Western movies and series.
  • Ion: Ion is “Positively Entertaining” and features a collection of television’s most-watched dramas and original programming.
  • Ion Mystery: Ion Mystery features investigative crime series, real-life docuseries, and exclusive originals.
  • Ion Plus: Ion Plus is home to 24/7 entertainment featuring hit series and top dramas.
  • NBC Boston News: Get the latest local news, breaking updates, weather forecast & live events in the Boston area.
  • LX News: Live news coverage and innovative storytelling examining the events shaping our world.
  • NBC San Diego News: Get the latest local news, breaking updates, weather forecast, & live events in the San Diego area.
  • NBC San Francisco Bay Area News: Get the latest local news, breaking updates, weather forecast, & live events in the Bay Area.
  • Roku Channel Westerns: Kick off your spurs and enjoy some of the wildest stories in the West. Whether you’re a gunslinging Western aficionado, or just cutting your teeth, you’ll enjoy this lineup of classic and modern Western movies and popular Western series.

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