Have you ever wondered why there isn’t a TV channel for rowing? Well enterprising rower, Michael Harnad is in the process of making one.
As of April 2016, 1 in 5 households have “cut the cable” and currently consume video content through an online service, or, a similar box. As of March, 2016, Roku boasts 9 million active user accounts.
A TV channel for rowing
Roku does not currently have a channel specific to Rowing. And Michael wants to make one.
The channel will be free to view and will be supported by ad content. I am planning to publish all kinds of video content: race results (Olympic, College, High School, Club, etc.), instruction (Erg, Sweep, Scull), and more. This is an opportunity to reach the millions of viewers that have “cut the cable” with content specific to all aspects of rowing.
I plan on launching this channel by the end of the second quarter 2017. Currently the list of content providers is
- Aram Training
- Caloosa Coast Rowing Club
- Hartford Rowing – Riverfront Recapture
- John Walley
- Michael Nicholson – Rowing Films
- Resolute Racing Shells
- Rowing Innovations: Swingulator
- Rowperfect UK
- World Rowing