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This is all to say that if you had to bet on Roku’s survival, its leader is the reason to go “yes.” Recently Wood told the “TV of Tomorrow Show” that his brain-child the DVR is dying. The same could eventually happen to set-top boxes, like Roku, if Smart TV takes over. Here’s why that is okay with him.

Wood had a fairly simple concept from its inception: Offer an affordable, unobtrusive device that streams as much content as possible. Though some punted cable/satellite thanks to Roku, the box was meant to augment regular TV watching. The average Roku owner now streams 12 hours of television per week, compared to 35 hours of overall average TV watching.

“It’s gone well,” Wood says in a telephone interview. “We’ve sold more than 3 million devices and its rapidly growing.”

The critical point that keeps Wood relaxed while tech behemoths stomp into his space: They’re stomping, primarily, with the device in mind. As my colleague Michael Kanellos points out, “The sad truth of the matter is that hardware is ultimately a vehicle. It exists … to ferry information from server A to consumer B.”

Wood gets that.

“Our goal is to be a distribution platform for television directly from the Internet,” he says. “And we’re focused on building scale, because in TV you’re only relevant if you have a large number of customers.”

Wood says there might be a day when Roku exists device-free. So even if Google and Apple do to Smart TV what they did to Smartphones, Roku would hardly be irrelevant. It’s building a content platform that would be much easier for hardware makers to invite in than try to replicate. The latest example addresses a pet peeve of mine — that TV can’t travel internationally with more ease. Roku recently partnered with DISH to create DISHWorld service, “with more than 50 international channels to the Roku platform in the U.S. – including the leading Hindi, Arabic, Urdu, Bangla and Brazilian channels.”

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Anthony Wood

Founder and CEO Roku

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Anthony Wood Biography

This is all to say that if you had to bet on Roku’s survival, its leader is the reason to go “yes.” Recently Wood told the “TV of Tomorrow Show” that his brain-child the DVR is dying. The same could eventually happen to set-top boxes, like Roku, if Smart TV takes over. Here’s why that is okay with him.

Wood had a fairly simple concept from its inception: Offer an affordable, unobtrusive device that streams as much content as possible. Though some punted cable/satellite thanks to Roku, the box was meant to augment regular TV watching. The average Roku owner now streams 12 hours of television per week, compared to 35 hours of overall average TV watching.

“It’s gone well,” Wood says in a telephone interview. “We’ve sold more than 3 million devices and its rapidly growing.”

The critical point that keeps Wood relaxed while tech behemoths stomp into his space: They’re stomping, primarily, with the device in mind. As my colleague Michael Kanellos points out, “The sad truth of the matter is that hardware is ultimately a vehicle. It exists … to ferry information from server A to consumer B.”

Wood gets that.

“Our goal is to be a distribution platform for television directly from the Internet,” he says. “And we’re focused on building scale, because in TV you’re only relevant if you have a large number of customers.”

Wood says there might be a day when Roku exists device-free. So even if Google and Apple do to Smart TV what they did to Smartphones, Roku would hardly be irrelevant. It’s building a content platform that would be much easier for hardware makers to invite in than try to replicate. The latest example addresses a pet peeve of mine — that TV can’t travel internationally with more ease. Roku recently partnered with DISH to create DISHWorld service, “with more than 50 international channels to the Roku platform in the U.S. – including the leading Hindi, Arabic, Urdu, Bangla and Brazilian channels.”

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Anthony Wood for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Anthony Wood, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Anthony Wood or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Anthony Wood?

    Booking fees for Anthony Wood, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Anthony Wood, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Anthony Wood?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Anthony Wood for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Anthony Wood for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Anthony Wood or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Anthony Wood or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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