February 5, 2024
Mansa, a streaming platform for curated global Black cultural content, announced Feb. 5 that it has expanded its relationship with Roku with the launch of Mansa Mix, its first FAST channel which is now available on The Roku Channel.
Mansa Mix is a live, linear channel delivering a curated selection of films and television series that celebrate Black culture from around the globe. Mansa Mix is available now on Channel 301 on The Roku Channel. In addition to the new linear channel, the Mansa streaming service is also available through the Roku platform.
“Mansa is dedicated to showcasing a wide array of narratives that are authentically steeped in Black culture,” said Mansa co-founder David Oyelowo, a multiple Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Emmy-nominated actor and producer. “We’re thrilled to deepen our relationship with Roku with the launch of our first FAST Channel, Mansa Mix, that elevates and celebrates the richness of the culture worldwide.”
Since launching a year ago, Mansa has amassed a library of over 2,000 hours of content and is accessible on a growing list of distribution partners. The company was established by Oyelowo and fellow filmmakers and actors Nate Parker and Chiké Okonkwo as well as tech entrepreneur and film financier Zak Tanjeloff. To date, Mansa has raised $9 million in seed round financing, with funding led by MaC Venture Capital with participation from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo, Galaxy Investment Partners, Base Ventures, Rainmaker Films, Black Capital VC, K Period Media, and Robert F. Smith.
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