Movies Go Live on the TV with Roku Channel Launch

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Miami, FL (MMD Newswire) June 8, 2010 --  Today, (BIGSTAR), the global headquarters for independent film, announced an official channel launch with Roku, Inc., the market leader in streaming entertainment devices to TV. 

Now live, the channel provides seamless access instantly to thousands of independent and foreign cinema from the BIGSTAR website directly on any television. BIGSTAR also offers instant access to their film library on PC, MAC, Linux, iPad, iPhone and almost any other Internet-connected device.

"This is truly an exciting venture for BIGSTAR. Our association with Roku is a major accomplishment toward reaching our goal of providing an array of options for internet-saavy audiences to access movies anytime, anywhere," commented Xavi Dalmau, President, CEO and Co-founder of BIGSTAR.  "As a built-in Roku Channel, the opportunity for increased visibility to first-time viewers is immense.  The Roku player is so reasonably priced and effortless to set up, most film buffs already have one or plan to purchase one in the near future,"  Dalmau added.

Audiences can watch a selection of free short films, or log in to their accounts and access the entire BIGSTAR collection for a monthly membership fee of $4.99.  BIGSTAR offers a variety of genres, with capacity to view films in high definition, delivering a top-notch viewing experience at home.

The Roku Streaming Media Player starts at just $79.99 and comes with Wi-Fi built into the device.  Roku also offers players that present content in High Definition and players with extended wireless range that helps stream entertainment virtually anywhere in your home.

Jim Funk, vice president of business development remarked, "We're enthusiastic about the addition of BIGSTAR's cutting-edge indie and foreign language films to the Roku platform, further establishing us as the leader in delivering premium content to the TV. The Roku player offers a combination of value and ever-expanding entertainment options that can't be beat."

For a limited time, is presenting a 7 day free trial introductory offer that provides all new users an opportunity to experience the benefits of membership without any risk or commitment.  In addition to accessing unlimited films, members can rate and review movies and network through the BIGSTAR online community.

Film buffs can register for a free account and 7 day free trial at's website. For more information or to start watching unlimited independent movies instantly, visit

BIGSTAR, the global headquarters for independent film provides an array of options for audiences to watch movies instantly through a variety of internet connected devices including: PC, MAC, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android, Web, iPad, & Roku or by downloading to DVD.  The Miami based digital distribution platform offers an extensive library of independent film and premium content online in high definition.   For more information visit: or call 888-67FILMS (888-673-4567)

About Roku, Inc.
Roku is the market leader in streaming entertainment devices for the TV, Roku has always believed that anything you want to watch, listen to, and enjoy should simply be there on your TV, whenever you want it. Over half a million happy customers later, Roku streaming players are renowned for their simplicity, variety of entertainment choices, and exceptional value. Roku is privately held and based in Saratoga, Calif. For more information on the company and its products, visit:

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