Parks Channel Launches Streaming App on Roku

This National Park Week, there’s a new content destination for everyone who loves the outdoors and American heritage.

The Parks Channel, a platform for “America’s Best Idea,” has announced a partnership with leading CTV video and games provider Play.Works to deliver an Ad-Supported Video on Demand (AVOD) App experience across connected TVs worldwide.

With more than 500 million visitors to America’s national parks, state parks and national forests in 2023, figuring out when and where to go, and planning the perfect trip, can be harder than ever. The Parks Channel lets viewers discover the extraordinary range of America’s treasured places and spaces from the comfort of home, with compelling series and specials that will inspire new adventures.

In the new Parks Channel AVOD App viewers can enjoy popular series like “Lonely Planet’s Best Parks Ever” and “National Parks Revealed,” as well as content from travel influencers like Alice Ford of “Alice’s Adventures on Earth,” “Adventures of A + K” and Matt and Cheryl Schoss of “We’re in the Rockies.” The free App also brings viewers instant access to a robust offering of programs on nature, geology, travel and wildlife, including “Americana Corner,” a unique series focused on the American Revolution by author and historian Tom Hand.

“Nothing brings us together and inspires our curiosity like national parks, but until now there was no single platform for finding their stories,” said Parks Channel Co-Founder and CEO Charles Poe. “Our mission is to help viewers discover their next destination and then help them get out there, with online planning tools and deals that simplify the path to a great experience. We’re thrilled to be working with Play.Works to bring this content to consumers on-demand on CTV platforms worldwide.”

“We are very excited to bring consumers on-demand access to such a beautiful offering of family-friendly nature and outdoors programming” said Play.Works CEO Jonathan Boltax. “AVOD is continuing to experience meteoric growth and consumers continue to demand more variety in their daily streaming. The Parks Channel App is a wonderful free complement to other streaming services for viewers looking to take a break and unwind, enjoying the natural beauty of America’s National Parks.”

The Parks Channel App and programming is available now on Roku, The Roku Channel and will be available in coming weeks on leading smart TVs and CTV platforms worldwide.