Roku Channel Content Removals Will Target Originals That Aren’t Attracting New Viewers

Roku, looking to rein in spending, is making its third round of layoffs within a year — pink-slipping more than 300 staffers — and will pull “select” content from its TV streaming platform.

According to Roku’s 8-K filing, it will take a charge estimated to be $55 million-$65 million related to “removing select existing licensed and produced content from company-operated services on its TV streaming platform.” Roku said it does not expect any “material cash expenditures” in connection with the content-impairment charge.

What content is getting the axe? A Roku rep tells Variety the company is not disclosing which titles will be removed from the Roku Channel

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