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Rakuten TV launches TED channel

May 4, 2023

Rakuten TV has added the TED channel to its FAST channels portfolio. The channel, which features videos from influential expert speakers on education, business, science, technology and creativity, is now available on the streaming platform in the UK, Netherlands, and Nordics.

TED is a non-profit organisation headed by Chris Anderson that has become popular for its annual TED Conference and TED Talks, which cover a broad spectrum of topics and have featured some of the world’s leading personalities in their respective fields, including Nobel Prize winners and World Leaders.

The collaboration with Rakuten TV brings over 40 TED shows to the platform, available 24/7 for free.  Highlights include programmes such as:

  • Did You Know…?, which will confront the viewer with a different brilliant mind on an intellectual level.
  • Morning Motivation, which will be based on tips for setting and achieving short-term, long-term and medium-term goals.
  • The Latest in Ideas, which will explain innovative ideas from some of the most brilliant personalities of our time.
  • And, Universe of Mystery, which unravels some of the most fundamental but unexplained mysteries of the cosmos, and finds some answers along the way.

Diversity and inclusion also have a deep focus on the channel, with TED talks led by women who are making history in their respective fields: Jane Goodall, Serena Williams, Gloria Steinem, Lizzo, Greta Thunberg and Hannah Gadsby. All of them will be leading their shows talking about topics related to their lives or areas of expertise.

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