CuriosityStream launches Roku channel; Google Chromecast may get a new look

More online video news from across the Web:

> CuriosityStream, the SVOD service founded by Discovery founder John Hendricks, has launched a channel on Roku. Release

> Pandora got a little more leverage in its royalty rate-setting case as a copyrights judge ruled that its deal with Merlin, which manages rights for small music labels, can be considered in the case. Bloomberg Business article

> Google's Chromecast is reportedly about to get a big update, with a completely redesigned dongle, improved Wi-Fi and content feed capability. 9to5Google article

> Sky Sports is partnering with Whistle Sports to bring Soccer AM, a social media channel featuring soccer content, to U.S. youth audiences. Videomind article

> NewsCorp bought London-based ad tech company Unruly for about $176 million. TechCrunch article

> It likely won't attract many buyers with its $133,000 price tag and no content, but Sharp is planning to sell an 8K television set beginning in October. BBC News article

> Someone just found out that Netflix US doesn't work when traveling abroad. Could adding a "roaming" option stem such disappointment? Streaming Media article

And finally… Streamys co-founder Drew Baldwin talks about maintaining an independent vibe now that the awards show has moved to mainstream VH-1. Forbes article

Suggested Articles

The Hulu app is starting to roll out across the Comcast Xfinity X1 platform after last month showing up on the Xfinity Flex platform.

Altice USA is introducing premium pay for its field service and retail employees on the frontlines of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

T-Mobile, fresh off finally completing its Sprint acquisition, is in a giving mood. The carrier is giving its subscribers a free year of Quibi.