The Disruptors: Streaming Television… ROKU

Massive leaps in internet and cell phone technology have changed the TV industry more in the past 15 years, than in the previous 50.

Disrupt means to interrupt the normal course or drastically alter a significant change. Disruptors are the ones responsible for making these changes. It is happening right in front our eyes in the television industry.

Roku CEO and founder Anthony Wood is definitely a disruptor. His company Roku upended the television industry. In 2008, the Silicon Valley mogul launched the first Roku device to stream Netflix to the TV. Roku is now in 13 million households. In 2016, Roku customers streamed 9 billion hours of video, nearly double the 5.5 billion streamed in 2015.

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