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Roku Appoints Matthew Anderson as Chief Marketing Officer

Media & Marketing Executive Joins Roku as Growth in the Streaming Market Surges

Monday, August 26, 2013 8:00 am PDT
"The explosive growth of streaming is the most exciting trend in media and Roku is well-known for pioneering the streaming experience"

SARATOGA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku® Inc. today announced it has appointed Matthew Anderson as the company’s first-ever Chief Marketing Officer. Over the last year Anderson served as a Strategic Advisor to Roku making significant contributions to corporate strategy and development, including the recently completed fund-raising effort, as well as supporting marketing and communications endeavors. In his new role, Anderson is responsible for global marketing and communications across the company’s three business units – device sales, content and services, and OEM partnerships.

“The explosive growth of streaming is the most exciting trend in media and Roku is well-known for pioneering the streaming experience,” said Anderson. “I have enjoyed working closely with the Roku team and relish the opportunity to connect millions of new customers with Roku's ingeniously easy way of making great entertainment instantly available on TV.”

“Matthew has been a tremendous asset to Roku and we are delighted to have him officially join the executive team as Chief Marketing Officer,” said Anthony Wood, founder and CEO of Roku. “His deep media and marketing experience will be instrumental in amplifying our brand voice and growing the business as we enter the next phase in the streaming market.”

Prior to his advisor role at Roku, Anderson was one of the top international executives at News Corporation. As Group Director, Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Europe and Asia, he strengthened performance of the television businesses (now 21st Century Fox) and oversaw a wide range of branding, marketing, channel packaging, programming, communications and corporate responsibility initiatives. Before his role at News Corporation, Anderson ran all brand marketing and communications at British Sky Broadcasting (Sky), one of Europe’s top marketers. Prior to Sky, Matthew was chief executive officer of Ogilvy PR’s Asian and European networks.

In addition to his role at Roku, Anderson serves on the Boards of MOBY Group, a leading emerging-markets broadcaster; and Team Sky, the world's top-ranked pro-cycling team and back-to-back winner of the Tour de France.

About Roku, Inc.

Roku is the creator of the most popular streaming software platform for delivering video, music and casual games to the TV. Roku launched the first device to stream Netflix to the TV in 2008, and since then has sold more than 5 million Roku streaming players in the U.S. Roku players are also available in Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. In addition, Roku works with OEMs who create Roku Ready™ devices which access the Roku streaming platform. Roku Ready devices can be purchased from major retailers in the U.S. Roku was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Saratoga, Calif., U.S. For more information or to purchase directly from Roku, visit www.roku.com.

Roku is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.

Contact:

Roku, Inc.
Tricia Mifsud, 408-898-4452
triciam@roku.com

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Roku CMO Matthew Anderson (Photo: Business Wire)

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