Currently The Country Network is running two separate Private Roku channels. The feed originates from a different source for each channel so that we can discover which delivery method provides the greatest up time and quality.
Having said this, we have finally completed the test, added VOD and search capabilities and are ready to launch the first version in the store this week. What is exciting, from a tech standpoint, is this feed is a true linear scheduled playout providing comprehensive management, monetization and measurement of the unique stream. Meaning, we can schedule traditional broadcast commercials and insert VAST compliant ads from ad networks in the same stream. From a programming point, we will provide viewers the ability to request videos and, in real time, schedule those videos into the stream (complete with the request from the viewer). We will also air live feeds from venues, events, interviews, etc... all exclusive to our Roku Channel. Additionally, the viewers will now have the ability to watch any number of sub genres (80's country, legends country, cool country, etc...) all live and all from the same app.
If you want to see the pre-release private Roku Channel it is available at https://owner.roku.com/add/KITD
not sure there is a difference or not, try 1st URL first). This has only the first live channel, VOD and your favorites page but you will see where things are going.
We are excited to go live and hope you enjoy the experience!