Roku Users Get 24/7 Wealth TV Cable Feed

Posted Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

In addition to On Demand programming, you'll be able to tune in to the same channel your cable-subscribing friends have.

Wealth TV isn't exactly the biggest channel out there, but its addition to Roku players is an exciting one. It's not because there's programming available on demand or that Roku viewers will be watching it, but the way it's being delivered to the device.

Unlike most offerings for over-the-top boxes like Roku's line of media steamers, Wealth TV will be offering customers the ability to watch the same programming as they would on cable, live as it happens. It's cable without cable.

"We've received a large volume of consumer requests to expand our distribution to connected devices," says Wealth TV CEO Robert Herring. "This deployment will let us gauge the acceptability and viability of alternative distribution methods for our traditional cable feed."

Roku customers will be able to access this programming at a price of $2.99 a month.

Source: PR Newswire

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