CNBC News Releases


Amy Zelvin

Samsung Smart TVs & Blu-Ray Players, Roku & Google TV 2.0

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 20, 2011 - CNBC, the recognized world leader in business news, announced today that the CNBC Real Time App is now available on three more platforms including 2011/2012 Samsung Smart TV & Blu-Ray Players, Roku and Google TV 2.0. With customizable real-time news, data and analysis, the CNBC Real Time App uniquely provides users with a two-way interactive experience directly on their television screen.

“Having access to real-time data, news and analysis you need and want is a necessity in this endlessly complex market,” said Scott Drake, SVP, CNBC Digital. “We are big supporters of interactivity across TV and connected devices and are proud to be working with industry leaders like Samsung, Roku and Google to offer their customers the ability to personalize their business news content.”

CNBC’s Real Time App/Channel includes:

• The most accurate real-time stock quotes available with data directly from the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges

• Personalized watch list and editorially selected "hot stocks" so users can track the stocks that matter to them as well as the market at large

• On demand global programming from CNBC EMEA and CNBC Asia

• News alerts to show users the information driving their stocks today

• CNBC editors’ picks for the most important news videos of the day

About Samsung Smart TV & Blu-Ray Players:

Samsung Electronics became the first in the world to introduce a TV App store in March 2010. As of today, the store has reached 10 million downloads and has over 1000 Apps globally.

About Roku:

Roku is the leading streaming platform. Since launching the first Netflix streaming player in 2008, Roku has delivered streaming entertainment to more than one million customers in the U.S. Today, Roku features more than 400 entertainment channels including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Pandora, HBO GO and Angry Birds. The award-winning Roku players, renowned for their ease of use, value and selection of content, are available for purchase at and from leading retailers. Roku is founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. For more information about Roku, visit

About Google TV 2.0:

Google TV is a new platform that brings together the best of TV and the best of the Internet in a single, seamless entertainment experience. It combines all of your favorite entertainment across your TV, DVR recordings and the web under one search box so you can easily find what you want to watch. Google TV devices will launch this month, including a TV and Blu-Ray player from Sony and a companion box from Logitech. With the OS update to Honeycomb, Google TV 2.0 devices are Android compatible. That means developers can build great new Android apps for TV, optimize existing mobile or tablet apps for TV, and distribute those apps through Android Market.

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD+, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news providing real-time data, analysis and information to more than 390 million homes worldwide. The network's 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. and CNBC Mobile Web ( offer real-time stock quotes, charts, analysis and both on-demand and live streaming video.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at