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Roku lands its first streaming deal in Asia with Philippines-based PLDT tie-up

Roku, the streaming media company, has netted its first deal with an operator in Asia after it announced an agreement with Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). PLDT is no stranger to deals with tech companies, it invested in Rocket Internet to develop technologies for Southeast Asia and was an early backer of Netflix-like service iFlix, which also operates in Southeast Asia. Now, through its deal with …

Leak points to refreshed Roku devices sporting new names, HDR support

Roku’s popular media players will be getting a refresh later this fall, according to a new report, as well as a rebranding which will see the device models renamed from those sporting numerical characters (e.g. Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 3, Roku 4) to names like “Premiere,” “Ultra,” “Express,” and others. It appears that select devices will also receive support for the HDR picture format, …