SnagFilms Intros on Roku with Non-Fiction Films
Jun 03, 2011 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX)—SnagFilms announced that a collection of SnagFilms’ documentaries are now available for film fans to access on their Roku streaming players.

The Internet TV platform, Roku allows viewers to instantly stream 150 of SnagFilm’s films, for free, on their televisions, the Company said.

“Our partnership with Roku means that users of its innovative, easy-to-use streaming player can now access top-quality films, on demand, from SnagFilms,” said Rick Allen, CEO of SnagFilms. “With our launch on the Roku platform, SnagFilms continues to fulfill its mission of creating virtual movie theaters wherever film fans have high-speed connections, and making the best independent films available to the widest possible audience.” “SnagFilms has done a great job of curating some of the world’s most compelling documentaries from a diverse list of filmmakers,” said Jim Funk, VP of business development at Roku. “We are excited to now offer these films to a home audience that might otherwise never be able to get to the film festivals and theaters where such movies are shown.” Since its launch in July 2008, SnagFilms is a distributor of non-fiction films online. SnagFilms noted that it has streamed more than 400 million minutes of film through its website and iPad app, as well as over 110,000 affiliated websites including partner pages like AOL, Comcast, Hulu and the Starbucks Digital Network. The company will begin distributing fictional indie films later this year.

Documentary films being made available for the first time on Roku, the Company reported, include: -Buena Vista Social Club -Waiting to Inhale -The Eyes of Tammy Faye -Heavy Metal Parking Lot -Return to Tarawa -Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown -Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.