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

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