Roku needs to figure out something real fast.
Much like a raise in pay, you do not take it away once it's given.
It is MUCH better for all involved to have never had it than to have it taken away.
Roku, either STOP approving these channels or STOP taking them down once approved.
I for one, am growing weary of this. Youtube, TV.Com,etc.
Here today, gone tomorrow.
Much like your customers if this continues.
Private Channels don't go through the approval process that Public Channels do. Basically, I can create a channel and start it up right away if it's going to be a Private Channel. In fact I did this in December. You also don't have to get approval for updates. Youtube, TV.com, and VideoBuzz were Private Channels, so Roku did not officially approve them, however, Google and CBS complained to Roku that these were a violation of the DMCA, and under the Developer Agreement, if you create a channel with content that you do not own, Roku can pull it, if and when a content owner complains to Roku about your Channel. I wonder if discussions on how to get YouTube on Roku will now be censored much like talking about a certain other Media Server/Channel.
I will admit, I do have a Private Channel I made, and I didn't get permission from the content owners to make this content public, so I don't advertise the Channel, just use it for my own personal use as well as a trusted few.
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly people jump to proclaim "It's NOT Roku's fault" no matter what. Well, if the content on Roku devices is NOT ROKU'S RESPONSIBILITY, why then did the original poster say "We received a notice from Roku management asking us to close down the channel as we don't own the content which is being streamed by VideoBuzz channel". If it's not Roku's responsibility to police the channels, why then doesn't Roku simply tell whomever filed the cease and desist complaint to contact the channel developer themselves? We all know the answer so stop defending them.
My Roku's were both freezing up: Not Roku's fault. It was blamed on my "network" and/or my "setup" for two years.
My Roku kept re-booting: Not Roku's fault. That was blamed on my network too.
My Rokus ran hot as flower: Not Roku's fault. That was blamed on, of all things, my wireless connection making it hot. I laugh about that one still.
Nothing is EVER Roku's fault.
It's always the network, the setup, the router, the connection, the channel creator or the idiot pushing the remote.
Anytime any problem comes up, the Roku shills come out in full force.
Since my two units were replaced, no problems at all. I guess my network, my setup, my router and my connection all magically and mysteriously and oh so coincidentally ALL were fixed at the exact same time I powered up new units. Because as we all know, it sure wasn't Roku's fault.
Bottom line is when you offer something as a service and your hardware provides the vehicle in which the service is rendered, and you take that service away, you're creating bad blood between you and the end users. Period.
I'm UN-concerned with the political in-fighting that seems to follow this company around.