Saturday, April 11, 2015

Roku UK Channel Store - Weekly RoundUp #109

Hi, everyone !!

As I started by saying last week... if you've been following the goings-on around these parts over the past couple of months, you'll be all too aware of the unusual publishing method I've adopted for several of my blog posts during that time. For everyone else, it means I (basically) didn't have enough time to publish those posts in their entirety on a Saturday (as per my self-imposed deadline each week) and had to resort to doing both an "early edition" and a "late edition" for each of the articles. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to repeat that "slow-drip" method of publishing for the current 'Weekly RoundUp' post as well as the last one (which I have yet to find the time for). Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you, but (again) it was entirely due to factors beyond my control. As with last time, you can expect several items of Roku-related news to be added to this post over the coming week and, all being well, if you visit this blog again later this week... you should find that the "late edition" of both articles have been published, bringing you all up to speed with recent Roku happenings. :-)

Meanwhile... unlike last week, when we were blessed with a bumper crop of new channel additions, there's not much to choose from this time around  - as you'll soon discover when you continue reading below. Consequently, whenever I can find the time, I plan to add some details (including access codes) for several more private channels to make up the numbers. In the meantime, should you find yourself "jones-ing" for more Roku content, then I suggest you look back over my tweets from recent weeks on the companion Twitter Feed to this blog: @ukrokuchannels where you will find details for some of the "private" channels I intend to add to this blog, which you may (or may not) have come across before. Those of you who don't mind waiting, and/or have no desire to go "trawling" through my ramblings on Twitter, can expect to find the info for these "private", "hidden" or "secret" channels added to this 'Weekly RoundUp' post in due course, to "reward" you for your patience! ;-)

Anyway, before I proceed with listing the current crop of new channels (plus providing links to their associated reviews) for this particular 'Weekly RoundUp'... a brief reminder that, whilst I had hoped I'd be able to catch-up on the missing Roku-related news from this blog in recent weeks, all the extra work I've been burdened with of late means it remains unlikely that I'll be fully caught-up anytime soon. Until I do find the time... my one saving grace is that (as mentioned previously) I have somehow managed to remain up-to-date with all the latest additions to the "New" category of the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store and will endeavour to flesh-out what's missing ASAP! Admittedly, there are quite a few articles that I need to catch up on but, rather than post links for individual weeks, I'll simply refer you back to my "Roku UK Channel Store - Weekly RoundUp #78", which contains all of the pertinent information you might need when researching back over the items in question. Again, I'm sorry this has dragged-on (far) longer than anticipated, and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you, but (all being well) things will be back up to speed soon!

For now... all I can offer you is a brief summary of the latest additions to the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store from the past seven days. As with my other recent posts, you can expect any additional Roku-related news from the past week, along with details of any changes to the channel selection found on NowTV Boxes, to be added at some point in the near future. As for "mending" all of the "broken" links from previous 'Weekly RoundUp' posts, I still can't put a time-scale on how long that is going to take but (like I said before) if you "copy" the existing link(s) and change the "http" prefix to "https", as well as removing the "forward slash" between 'channels' and '#!details', so that "channels#/!details" becomes "channels#!details" in each weblink, you should find that they will all work for you and redirect to the new-look version of each individual channel description. As with the last twenty-two 'Weekly RoundUp' posts, every link from this week (plus all future posts) will use the new format, so it's only those from 'Weekly RoundUp #1' up as far as 'Weekly RoundUp #86' which you'll have to amend... at least, until I can edit/repair the links for you !!

Still, with all the "missing" Roku-related news (and links) yet to follow, let's now press on with the current 'Weekly RoundUp' of NEW ADDITIONS to the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store. This time there are TWO NEW CHANNELS which have been added during the preceding seven day period. These latest additions to the channel line-up provided FRESH CONTENT in the Film & TV as well as News, Weather, Sport genres (i.e. categories). Specifically... there'ONE EXTRA CHANNEL under "Film & TV" plus ONE EXTRA CHANNEL in the "News, Weather, Sport" category - making up the new channel choices on UK Roku devices added during this past week. 

In keeping with previous installments from the 'Weekly RoundUp' series, details of these new channels have been listed below, together with links to obtain further information {by clicking on the channel name(s) beneath the respective channel icon(s) as pictured} and to read a 'Roku Guide' review with an independent (slightly more expansive) assessment of each one:-

WINNERS VIEW....................................................................COST: FREE [Roku Guide Review]

BLACKFILM.COM...........................COST: FREE  / $3.99 (MONTHLY) [Roku Guide Review]

PLEASE NOTE:- That, whilst the '' channel is FREE-TO-ADD and does offer a small selection (roughly 30 titles) of ad-supported FREE-TO-VIEW content, there is also the opportunity to take out a PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION OPTION that not only removes all of the advertising but also brings you ADDITIONAL CONTENT, enables streaming IN HD, and can be enjoyed by simply signing-up from within the channel FOR ONLY $3.99 PER MONTH !!!! Further details can be found in the 'Roku Guide' review for the '' channel and the entire library can be browsed via your Roku device(s) prior to committing to a subscription in order to view the extra 'premium' content.


Anyhow, like it or not, that is your lot for this week and, whilst it doesn't quite match-up to the five channels which made it into the "Official" Roku USA Channel Store during the same time-frame, it's better to have 2 NEW CHANNEL CHOICES as shown above, than none at all, don't you think?!

Meanwhile... hopefully everyone in the UK with a Roku player managed to find something they like within the two "public" channels or else the "private" channels, whose access codes were "gifted" to you via the companion Twitter Feed to this blog, at various points throughout the last seven days. Even so, if you didn't find anything to add to your Roku channel selection from the assortment of channels on offer this week, you'll just have to pay us a visit another time when, with any luck, there will be something more to your liking. Afterall, there's no point installing every channel because like I say... when it comes to adding new channels to your Roku, IT'S YOUR CHOICE and, as with all things Roku... THE CHOICE IS ALWAYS YOURS !!


As mentioned earlier in this post, you can expect my usual summary of all the goings-on (or not) in the (severely restricted) Roku Channel Store that features on NowTV Boxes to follow in the near future. Meanwhile, whether you happen to own a Roku player, a NowTV Box, OR BOTH, as I do... be sure to check my previous posts (as mentioned above) for all the new additions to the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store in each of the thirty-six preceding weeks and then come back again in seven days' time for my next 'Weekly RoundUp'. However, if you can't wait that long, remember you can always keep up with all the UK Roku action (as it happens) throughout the coming week, by following the companion Twitter Feed: @ukrokuchannels where up-to-the-minute info on all things Roku-related (here in the UK) is posted on a daily basis (well, almost).

Until the next time, then...

That's all folks !!

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