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L.A. Times Launches Roku Channel

The L.A. Times is launching a video channel on streaming media player Roku.

The paper already produces short- and long-form videos for its website, but Roku will be the first streaming device to host those videos.

The Los Angeles Times Originals channel will offer entertainment, sports, lifestyle and documentary programming, with a "breaking news" category that will appear "dynamically" for coverage of major news events.

For the full story go to Multichannel.com.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.