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Rakuten TV opens Barcelona HQ

Rakuten TV has opened its new headquarters in Barcelona, which it calls “an important project for the company that has been created with its team in mind and with an environmental commitment”. The new Rakuten TV headquarters are located in the 22 district, an area where many technology companies are based. The project, designed alongside […]

September 27, 2023

A+E Networks FAST channels on Rakuten TV

A+E Networks EMEA has announced the UK launch of its three FAST channels on Rakuten TV, the European streaming platform. The launch builds on A+E Networks EMEA’s expansion into the emerging FAST space and offers free access to A+E Networks EMEA’s library of programming for its three curated channels: Inside Crime, Mystery TV, and World […]

September 20, 2023

Karate-do: The Path of Sandra Sanchez on Rakuten TV this September

Rakuten TV launches Karate-do: The Path of Sandra Sanchez, a documentary that explains the empowering story of the karate Olympic champion, that will be available on the platform from September 21st in 42 countries. There will also be an exclusive premiere at Palacio de la Prensa in Madrid on September 19th. Furthermore, the documentary will […]

September 5, 2023

Rakuten TV streaming app on PS5

Rakuten TV has announced the launch of its video streaming app for the PlayStation 5 gaming console across Europe. The app will provide users access to a range of content directly from their gaming console. Ranging from AVoD to TVoD and Live Channels, viewers will be able to buy and rent the latest Hollywood titles […]

August 1, 2023

Rakuten TV launches DAZN women’s football fast channel

Streaming platform Rakuten TV is launching a new football FAST channel, DAZN Women’s Football, for football fans to enjoy all the excitement of the game they love, coinciding with the FIFA Women’s World Cup. DAZN Women’s Football Fast channel will give fans front row seats to the very best action in women’s football, including live […]

July 27, 2023

Rakuten TV launching FIFA+ FAST channel

Rakuten TV, the streaming platform, is launching a new football FAST channel, FIFA+, in time for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which kicks off on July 20th. The FIFA+ Fast channel will be available in Europe, in markets such as the UK, Spain, France, Germany and Italy and includes hundreds of hours of content with […]

July 11, 2023

Rakuten TV launching Top Movies Polska

Rakuten TV has announced the launch of its first owned and operated channel Top Movies Polska, a new FAST channel, which will be available to households in Poland from mid-July. Top Movies Polska will be available for streaming on the Rakuten TV app across all devices, providing convenient access to a wide range of movie […]

June 29, 2023

Rakuten TV launches TED channel

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 […]

May 4, 2023

Rakuten TV adds Real, Crime FAST channels

Rakuten TV, the European streaming platform, has announced the launch of new owned and operated FAST channels. The company has now over 100 O&O channels in Europe, across multiple genres, such as Film, Documentary, Series and Kids. Following the success of its branded Rakuten TV Film channels, with top Hollywood and Local movies, the company […]

April 18, 2023

Study: Over 2,200 FAST channels in EU5

More than 2,200 FAST channels are active across platforms such as Plex, Pluto TV, Rakuten TV, Rlaxx TV, Samsung TV Plus and Xumo in the EU5 countries (Germany, Spain, France, Italy and UK). According to the AVoD/FAST Market Report by Médiamétrie and NPA Conseil, half of these channels are exclusive to each domestic market. In […]

April 5, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris