Roku Just Added a Completely Vegan Network to Its Streaming Devices
Roku just added an all-vegan lifestyle and entertainment media network to its streaming devices, VegNews reports. Founded in 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Plant-Based Network is dedicated to helping people make healthier, more sustainable choices.
The network features television shows covering topics like vegan cooking, the environment, health, fitness, and sustainability, all without showing a single commercial featuring meat, dairy, or pharmaceuticals. One of the network’s founders, Ronnie Gandiza, told VegNews:
We were sick and tired of watching all the meat, dairy, and drug commercials, and all of the BBQ meat competitions on other TV networks, such as the Food Network, so we decided it was time to create a TV network that was completely plant-based but also fun, entertaining, inclusive, and positive.
In addition to producing its own content, Plant-Based Network broadcasts popular television shows like The Vegan Roadie and Vegan Mashup and informative videos from EatMoveRest and NutritionFacts.org. With help from an expert advisory committee—which includes plant-based doctors Joel Kahn and Michael Greger, Miyoko’s Creamery founder Miyoko Schinner, and professional athlete Luke Tan—the network’s executive team is working on adding more shows and content each week.
Gandiza went on to say:
We wanted a TV network that was, in essence, a “safe place” for plant-based fans and vegans to hang out and watch with their non-vegan friends and family. We also wanted to create a platform for plant-based businesses to share their products and services that make it so much easier for people to transition to, and live, a plant-based lifestyle.
Not only can viewers stream the network’s on-demand content for free through Roku; they can watch it on YouTube, Facebook, and the Plant-Based Network website. Even more exciting? The network is coming to Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Android and iPhone devices in the next couple of months!