Roku, which just last week added $8 million in funding, is adding an authenticated TV channel to its lineup. The over-the-top set-top box has signed a deal with movie channel Epix, which normally makes its home on pay-TV systems like Charter, Cox, Dish Network and Verizon, among others.
Jim Funk, VP of Business Development at Roku, announced the deal on the company's blog this week, pointing out that users can hook the Roku to additional TVs that don't already have a cable connection or set-top box.
The channel is available on the Roku device but only to users who already subscribe to one of the pay-TV providers who offer it.
Roku owners can get a 14-day free trial of the channel regardless of whether their service provider currently offers it.
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