Read Time:2 Minute, 6 Second

Black Cultural Content Streamer Mansa Launches FAST Channel on Roku Media Play News

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.

David Oyelowo (Mansa photo)

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.

Related Posts

  • Roku Putting Emphasis on Content Distribution

    Roku wants people to watch content on the Roku Channel. And consumers are responding. Roku, together with Netflix, helped launch the subscription streaming video market more than 10 years ago with a branded “Netflix” media device – after Netflix co-founder…

  • Mansa Platform Bows New Black Culture FAST Channels

    Mansa, the free, ad-supported streaming platform centered on delivering Black culture, has recently launched a slate of new FAST channels. The recently launched channels feature a diverse collection of studio and independent films, scripted and unscripted series, as well as…

  • NBCUniversal Ups FAST Distribution on The Roku Channel

    NBCUniversal and Roku Aug. 15 announced an expanded deal bringing catalog TV programming to The Roku Channel, the latter’s free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) platform.  Starting today, NBCUniversal’s Global Distribution Studio Entertainment Channels available on The Roku Channel include "Murder,…

Thomas K. Arnold

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %

Average Rating

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Liquid Dota 2 offlaner refuses to shake opponents’ hands after crushing defeat at BetBoom Dacha Previous post Liquid Dota 2 offlaner refuses to shake opponents’ hands after crushing defeat at BetBoom Dacha
100 Thieves Pokemon Apparrel Launches with Kanto Themed Fashion Next post 100 Thieves Pokemon Apparrel Launches with Kanto Themed Fashion