YouTube Asks Roku to Remove Channel


Attorneys at YouTube have reportedly asked over-the-top video provider Roku to remove a an unlicensed channel from its service. 

According to Zatz Not Funny editor Dave Zatz, a Roku user built a channel that allowed owners of Roku boxes to surf YouTube videos. But Roku wasn't authorized by YouTube to add the channel to its content offering, which include channels for Hulu, Netflix and other Internet video providers. 

"We received a takedown notice from YouTube's legal team and are in the midst of negotiations with them," a Roku official told Zatz. 

YouTube videos are distributed by several other OTT players, including Boxee, and Apple TV, and TiVo

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