TelVue Corp. has announced that its PEG.TV Channel is now available on Roku, a popular Internet connected Over-the-Top (OTT) TV device launching services such as Netflix and HuluPlus to Roku customers.
Paul Andrews, senior vice president of sales and marketing at TelVue, said that adding the Roku player application is a giant step in the evolution of TelVue's PEG.TV service,
It has been a dream of many community broadcasters to broadcast in high definition (HD). They have been producing HD content but did not have means to deliver HD to television viewers.
Company officials said that TelVue's PEG.TV Community TV channel on Roku supports HD and makes this dream possible.
Bob Duthaler, executive director of Bloomfield NJ TV, said the best feature of TelVue's PEG.TV Community TV channel on Roku is that the application organizes and presents these great community broadcast channels in an easy to use, “lean back- living room TV” experience.
“A grandparent living in another town, state, or even country can watch their grandchildren's football game or school concert on television, even in full High-Definition. PEG.TV on Roku is a great way to discover new programming and stay connected with the cities and towns important to you, your family and friends,” Duthaler said.
From hyperlocal TV stations across the country, TelVue's PEG.TV Channel offers free, community programming including sports, town meetings, news, concerts, events, and more.
“Our Hyperlocal Community Broadcasters are passionate about their programs and want to reach viewers wherever they’re found -- Cable TV, Internet and Internet connected TV devices such as Roku,” said Andrews.
Andrews said that PEG.TV helps them do this as it supports multi-screen live and on-demand delivery to PCs, mobile devices including Android and Apple phones and tablets, and now Over-The-Top Set-Top-Boxes such as Roku.
In the public Roku Channel Store, TelVue’s PEG.TV Community TV channel can now be found.
Earlier in January, TelVue announced deployment of its HyperCaster IP broadcast servers by Charter in its Los Angeles market.
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