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Roku SXSW Streaming Lounge to Host Cast Members from FOX’s GLEE and NEW GIRL, PBS KIDS Characters, Bands from iHeartRadio and Filmmakers from IndieFlix

Attendees Can Meet Talent, Get Autographs, Take Pictures and Video as well as Win Prizes

Thursday, March 7, 2013 6:00 am PST

SARATOGA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku and its entertainment partners FOX Broadcasting Company (FOX), PBS, PBS KIDS, iHeartRadio and IndieFlix are inviting South by Southwest attendees and media to the Roku Streaming Lounge in the Austin Convention Center to celebrate the launch of the brand-new Roku 3 streaming player.

WHAT:

  • Meet cast members from FOX’s hit series, characters from PBS KIDS, bands from iHeartRadio and independent filmmakers from IndieFlix
  • Get hands-on with the brand-new Roku 3 streaming player
  • Remember SXSW with a keepsake photo from our Roku photo booth
  • Win fun prizes from Roku and partners through in-lounge and social giveaways @Rokuplayer and Roku
  • Stay connected by charging a mobile device while sitting and relaxing in the lounge

WHERE: Roku Streaming Lounge at the Austin Convention Center, 3rd Floor, Room 10C

WHEN: Friday, March 8 – Tuesday, March 12, open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

EVENT DETAILS:

Friday, March 8 – Inside chats with PBS and characters from PBS KIDS

Saturday, March 9 – Characters from PBS KIDS and independent filmmakers from IndieFlix

  • 10:00 a.m. - Noon PBS KIDS characters Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Daniel Tiger
  • 3:35 - 5:45 p.m. Interviews with filmmakers Michelle Savill and Geoff Marslett conducted by IndieFlix CEO Scilla Andreen

Sunday, March 10 – Cast members from FOX’s hit shows NEW GIRL and GLEE

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Moderated Q&A with GLEE cast members Kevin McHale and Melissa Benoist
  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Moderated Q&A with NEW GIRL cast members Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris

Tuesday, March 12 – Artist interview with iHeartRadio

  • 1 p.m. Interview and acoustic performance from Blondfire
  • 2 p.m. Interview with Wildcat Wildcat
  • 3 p.m. Interview and acoustic performance from The Dunwells
  • 4 p.m. Interview with Delta Rae

Note: Media interested in reserving time in the lounge for special events or to interview Roku or its entertainment partners should contact pr@roku.com.

About Roku, Inc.

Roku is a leading streaming platform for delivering video, music and casual games to the TV. Roku launched the first player to stream Netflix to the TV in 2008, and today streams more than 750 entertainment channels to millions of devices. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick can be purchased from Roku and major retailers in the U.S. Roku players are also available in Canada, the U.K. and Republic of Ireland. Roku was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. The company is headquartered in Saratoga, Calif. For more information, visit www.roku.com.

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

Contact:

Roku Media Contact:
Tricia Arana Mifsud, +1 408-898-4452
tmifsud@roku.com

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