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Roku SXSW Streaming Lounge to Host ESPN College Football Analyst Robert Smith, FOX Stars from THE MINDY PROJECT and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, Hulu Original Series Deadbeat Cast and Creators, Live Music Presented by Vevo and WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter

Attendees Can Meet Talent, Get Autographs, Take Pictures, Experience Roku® Players and Win Prizes

Monday, March 3, 2014 7:07 am PST

SARATOGA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku Inc. and its entertainment partners ESPN, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), Hulu Plus, Vevo and WWE, are inviting South by Southwest (SXSW) attendees and media to the Roku Streaming Lounge in the Austin Convention Center for entertainment and a chance to sit back and stream Roku style. For more information, visit


  • Meet cast members from FOX’s hit series THE MINDY PROJECT and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, the cast and creators of Hulu Original Series Deadbeat and ESPN college football analyst Robert Smith; Enjoy live performances presented by Vevo and meet WWE Champion Sgt. Slaughter
  • Get hands-on with Roku streaming players and catch up on favorite TV shows, music videos, sports and more
  • Remember SXSW with a keepsake photo from the Roku photo booth
  • Win fun prizes through in-lounge and social giveaways follow @Rokuplayer and Roku

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

WHEN: Friday, March 7 – Tuesday, March 11, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Friday, March 7 – ESPN College Football Analyst Robert Smith

  • 1 p.m. Meet former Minnesota Viking and two-time NFL Pro Bowl star

Saturday, March 8 – WWE Network

  • 12-1:30 p.m. Meet and greet/autograph signing with WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter
  • 1:30-2 p.m. A conversation with Sgt. Slaughter

Sunday, March 9 – FOX

  • 12:30 p.m. Autograph signing with Mindy Kaling – creator, executive producer and star of THE MINDY PROJECT
  • 3 p.m. Q&A session and autograph signing with BROOKLYN NINE-NINE’s Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz

Monday, March 10 – Vevo live performances

  • 12 p.m. Rixton
  • 1 p.m. Sir Sly
  • 2 p.m. Tori Kelly

Tuesday, March 11 – Hulu

  • 3:30 p.m. Meet the cast and creators of Hulu Original Series, Deadbeat

Note: Media interested in reserving time in the lounge for special events or to interview Roku or its entertainment partners should contact Fiona Chan at

About Roku, Inc.

Roku is the creator of the most popular streaming platform for delivering video, music and casual games to the TV. The Roku platform features the largest collection of entertainment available for streaming and is accessible through Roku streaming players, Roku Ready®devices, and later this year on Roku® TVs. Roku products are sold in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. Roku was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Saratoga, Calif., U.S.

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


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