Monday, February 8, 2016


Hi, everyone !!

It came to my attention, while checking my listings for the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store over the weekend, that for some (as yet) unknown reason FOX News has removed most of their U.S. local news channels that could previously be found in the "News & Weather" genre on UK Roku devices. Here is a complete list of the "missing" channels as of the date of this post:-

01. MY FOX LA News
02. MY FOX Detroit News
03. MY FOX NY News
04. MY FOX Atlanta News
05. MY FOX Chicago News
06. MY FOX Philly News
07. MY FOX DFW News
08. MY FOX DC News
09. MY FOX Tampa Bay News
10. MY FOX Orlando News
11. MY FOX Austin News
12. MY FOX Houston News
13. MY 9 New Jersey News
14. MY FOX Phoenix News
15. MY FOX Twin Cities News

Not only does this impact UK Roku users, with an interest in U.S. current affairs, but also those from the USA (and elsewhere) who are in the UK for business (or on vacation) and who may otherwise have been hoping to keep up with the news from back home. Whether this is part of some bigger scheme to (perhaps) bundle all of the FOX local news channels from the USA under one "channel" on Roku, similar to what NewsON has done for other local news on U.S. Roku devices, is unclear at this point. Obviously, I'll let you know if and when I hear anything concrete on the matter but, for now at least, it seems the "freedom of the press" has been curtailed to a lesser or greater extent for followers of U.S. local news from (or visiting) the UK.

Please feel free to leave a comment below, if you have anything to add to this.

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