Fox, Time Warner Cable agree to pacts with streaming service Roku

Roku on Monday announced deals with Fox for programming and Time Warner Cable for distribution, both firsts for the streaming-device maker. Fox will make prime-time programming available a day after it airs to authenticated pay-TV subscribers who own a Roku box. Separately, Time Warner Cable agreed to allow simulcasts of 300 channels to Roku-box-owning subscribers of its data and TV plans. "[R]ival devices like Apple TV or Google TV could face a distinct competitive disadvantage without signing similar deals," writes Andrew Wallenstein in Variety.

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