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Roku Officially Orders 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' Movie Set For Christmas!

It’s official! Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist will get a two-hour wrap up movie on Roku!

The news was announced today, via Variety, from the streaming platform, which has revealed the movie will be Christmas themed.

The news about the possible movie was first reported last month.

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'Most Dangerous Game' Renewed for Season 2 at Roku, David Castaneda Joins Returning Star Christoph Waltz

Roku‘s series Most Dangerous Game has been renewed for a second season!

Variety reports that Christoph Waltz will play Miles Sellers, the CEO of The Tiro Fund – an organization which runs a centuries old game where hunters pay expensive fees in order to hunt the most cunning and dangerous prey there is.

While season 1 star Liam Hemsworth will not be returning, The Umbrella Academy actor David Castaneda has signed on to star opposite Christoph for the upcoming season.

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NBC's 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' to Get Second Life with a Movie on New Network!

We have great news for fans of the NBC series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist!

NBC previously canceled the show after two seasons and while there were hopes that Peacock was going to pick it up for a third season, the show ultimately was considered to be over.

Now, a new network/streamer is nearing a deal to pick up the show for a two-hour wrap-up movie, which could also lead into a potential third season.

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Roku Will Be the New Streaming Home of Quibi Shows

Roku has struck a deal with Quibi to acquire exclusive global distribution rights to many of the shuttered streaming service’s shows.

The programming will be available for free streaming on Roku devices starting later this year and the shows will feature ad-breaks, just as they did on Quibi’s $5-a-month service.

Among the titles that will be available on Roku will be Anna Kendrick‘s Dummy, Liam Hemsworth‘s Most Dangerous Game, and Chrissy Teigen‘s Chrissy’s Court. There will also be shows featuring Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Nicole Richie, and Lena Waithe, among others.

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Peacock Will Finally Be on Roku After Deal Reached with NBCUniversal

Good news for Roku users – Peacock will finally be available on the platform!

The new streaming service launched to the general public on July 15, but it has been missing from Roku for the past two months as the company could not reach a deal with NBCUniversal.

New reports this week said that NBCU was planning on pulling all of its apps from Roku due to their disagreement. But now, a distribution deal has been reached that will keep NBCU apps on Roku and finally bring Peacock to its users.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Comcast that will bring Peacock to Roku customers and maintains access to NBCU’s TV Everywhere apps,” Roku said in a statement (via THR). “We look forward to offering these new options to consumers under an expanded, mutually beneficial relationship between our companies that includes adding NBC content to The Roku Channel and a meaningful partnership around advertising.”

Earlier this month, the founder of Roku explained why HBO Max and Peacock were still not being offered to users.

Roku Founder Explains Why HBO Max & Peacock Are Still Not Offered

Anthony Wood, the founder and CEO of Roku, is opening up about what the new streaming services HBO Max and Peacock are still not being offered on the platform.

HBO Max launched on May 27 and Peacock launched to the general public on July 15, but you can’t stream them on a Roku still.

“Our platform is open to these services on very reasonable terms,” Anthony told Variety. “All of their main competitors are available on the Roku platform. Fair and reasonable content distribution deals are how we finance the low-cost easy-to-use Roku platform that consumers use to access these services on their TVs.”

The Variety report says that Roku’s “standard ask is 20% of subscription fees and 30% of ad inventory on partner channels.”

WarnerMedia reportedly wants to remove the standalone HBO service from The Roku Channel and have HBO Max as the only option available, which Roku does not support. Peacock only has 5 minutes or less of advertising per hour, so they don’t accept the ad split terms.