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Westerns+ ACWTV New Premium Roku Channel

7-day Free Trial. Commercial-free Western TV & Movie Classics including movies with John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter, Buster Crabbe, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and more. TV Series like Bonanza, Tate, Stories of the Century and The Lone Ranger. Only $3.99 monthly after trial.

ACWTV Upgrades CDN to Akamai Preferred Partner MobileRider and Implements GumGum SSAI Overlay Technology Across All Roku Channels

PHOENIXJune 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — ACWTV, a division of Attila’s Creative Works LLC, announces a significant upgrade to its content delivery network (CDN) by working with Akamai’s Preferred Partner MobileRider. In addition, ACWTV has implemented GumGum’s patented SSAI technology across all 15 of its Roku AVOD apps, enhancing the advertising capabilities and user experience for its growing viewer base.

As ACWTV continues to experience year-over-year growth, it became imperative to expand its infrastructure to meet the increasing streaming demands of its audience. Following a conference meeting with Akamai, the industry-leading CDN provider introduced its Preferred Partner MobileRider to efficiently manage ACWTV’s evolving CDN requirements. MobileRider, a Salt Lake City-based company, has been at the forefront of providing Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms for online streaming media since 2006. With over 30+ years of experience in the streaming and event space, MobileRider offers comprehensive publishing tools to manage, deliver, and monetize digital media.

ACWTV’s growth also includes the implementation of GumGum’s programmatic in-video ad units across all its Roku AVOD apps including popular channels like Western TV & Movie Classics, Classic TV and Film and Baby Boomer TV. The collaboration with GumGum began in December 2020, initially focused on select content. The success of this partnership has led ACWTV to extend GumGum’s technology to all its content on all its Roku AVOD channels. GumGum, a leading contextual intelligence platform, empowers advertisers to deliver creative and attention-captivating advertising campaigns without relying on personal data. Their industry-leading ad creatives enable ACWTV to optimize advertising campaigns and understand consumer mindsets, capturing attention and driving action.

Since 2016, ACWTV has been streaming CTV channels, starting with WimZTV. One of its most popular channels, Western TV & Movie Classics, was recognized as the #1 western channel on Roku in an official Roku blog video post in 2018 and today ranks #2 in the Roku Channel Store Classic TV section. ACWTV’s commitment to providing quality content and an exceptional viewing experience has resulted in a dedicated and growing viewer base.

In addition to its partnership with GumGum, ACWTV has advertising revenue agreements with industry leaders Roku, The E.W. Scripps Company, and Pubmatic. These collaborations enable ACWTV to further enhance its advertising capabilities and reach a broader audience.

With the upgraded CDN managed by Akamai Preferred Partner MobileRider and the implementation of GumGum’s cutting-edge technology across all Roku channels, ACWTV is poised to deliver an even more seamless and engaging streaming experience to its viewers. As ACWTV continues to expand its content offerings and explore new opportunities, it remains committed to providing top-notch content, innovative advertising solutions, and an unparalleled user experience.

About ACWTV:

ACWTV, a division of Attila’s Creative Works LLC, is a leading streaming service provider delivering high-quality content across multiple channels. With a focus on CTV channels, ACWTV offers a diverse range of programming and advertising opportunities, captivating audiences with its exceptional content and user experience. Attila’s Creative Works LLC was formed in 2005.

About MobileRider:

MobileRider, based in the Salt Lake City area, is a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider specializing in online streaming media platforms. With over 30+ years of experience, MobileRider offers comprehensive publishing tools to manage, deliver, and monetize digital media, making it a trusted partner for businesses in the streaming and event space.

About GumGum:

GumGum is a leading contextual intelligence platform that empowers advertisers to deliver creative advertising campaigns that capture consumer attention without the use of personal data across current and future emerging digital environments at scale. GumGum provides the platform that delivers the next generation of contextual intelligence, industry leading engaging ad creatives, and the ability to measure and optimize advertising campaigns to better understand a consumer’s mindset that captures attention and drives action and outcomes.

a division of Attila’s Creative Works LLC


1 Million+ Active Installs for Western TV & Movie Classics

Western TV & Movie Classics has surpassed 1 million Active Installs.

Thank you VERY MUCH to our THOUSANDS of daily viewers.

Thank you to all our advertisers, whose networks brought their ads to Western TV & Movie Classics enabling a free user experience.

ACWTV is extremely proud of the following Western TV & Movie Classics highlights and milestones.

  • Highest Ranked Western Movie channel in Roku channel store (see screenshot below)
  • 2 Million+ Monthly Ad Impression Opportunities in December 2019
  • 1,000,000+ Active Installs
  • 92% of Installs Stay Installed
  • Named #1 Western channel in Roku’s official blog & video


screenshot taken January 4, 2020

ACW’s Roku Channel Network increases to Seven Channels adding Abbott & Costello Classics, Baby Boomer Horror and Baby Boomer Cartoons

Attila’s Creative Works LLC increased its network of Roku channels to 7 channels publishing Baby Boomer Cartoons, Baby Boomer Horror and Abbott & Costello Classics.

Abbott & Costello Classics was added to Roku’s New & Notable section of the Channel Store this morning.

On August 7th, ACW added its 4th channel to its lineup, Western TV & Movie Classics, which immediately increased the networks viewership by 20% in less than a month.

The first three channels of the ACW network, WimZTV (published 9/9/16), Yesterfear (published 10/5/16) and Baby Boomer TV (just published on 6/26/2017), collectively have over 100,000 active viewers and have streamed over 7.5 million minutes of content.

100,000+ Active Views
7.5 Million Minutes Watched

What Roku Channel Category has the Most Channels? It’s Not Movies & TV.

With Roku’s staggering popularity, growth and OTT market-share dominance, it’s no surprise that businesses and content owners of all sizes are rushing to build Roku channels of there own.

While it seems that everyone I know is watching Movie & TV channels like Netflix, Amazon, Baby Boomer TV, Hulu and others, one might think that the Movie & TV category has the most channels, when in fact it is the second most popular category for Roku channel developers.

The most popular category is Religious with 1,319 channels (22.6% of all Roku channels) with Movies & TV coming in second with 883 channels (15.1% of all Roku channels).

So, what category fits your business? Here is a list of the Roku channel categories with their respective number of channels per category (as of August 8, 2017).

Category – # of Channels
Movies & TV – 883
TV Everywhere – 51
Music – 338
Games – 136
Apps – 62
Comedy – 136
Educational – 148
Fitness – 80
Food – 151
International – 152
Kids & Family – 366
Lifestyle – 280
News & Weather – 359
Personal Media – 45
Photo Apps – 18
Religious – 1319
Sci & Tech – 71
Screensavers – 182
Shopping – 40
Special Interest – 376
Sports – 287
Themes – 32
Travel – 228
Web Video – 105