Roku announced it has gotten its first "port" of a cable channel in its channel store: WealthTV, now irrespective of their Internet provider, users will be able to add WealthTV for $2.99 per month.
"Fans that can't get our network from their local video provider can now enjoy our…programming lineup via Roku," said Robert Herring, Sr., founder and CEO of WealthTV. "We've received a large volume of consumer requests to expand our distribution to connected devices, and this deployment will let us gauge the acceptability and viability of alternative distribution methods for our traditional cable feed."
Whether or not you are interested in the content, it's a true example of a la carte linear programming, something that has thus far been frowned upon by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, and one of the great possibilities offered by over-the-top content distribution.
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