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Rakuten launches 21 new channels in Spain, Italy, France

Rakuten TV, the European VoD platform, has announced the launch of 21 new channels across Spain, Italy, and France as part of ongoing expansion plans across key territories. The new additions will offer a variety of entertainment across lifestyle, nature, film, animation, music, and culture.  All the channels are either available immediately or set to […]

November 18, 2021

Rakuten TV expands free channels on LG TVs

Rakuten TV, already featured on LG Channels in key five European markets, has expanded its content offering in the UK with the rollout of five channels on the free content streaming service from LG Electronics, LG Channels, which offers an enhanced viewing experience for smart TV customers. CNN, Rakuten Stories, Comedy Movies, Action Movies and […]

November 11, 2021

Watch4 launches FAST channel

Watch4, the AVoD service offering movies, TV series, documentaries, news, and sports, has created a new channel specifically for FAST platforms. Watch4 Movies has launched initally across multiple Smart TV platforms in Germany, including Samsung TV Plus, LG Channels, Rakuten TV, Philips, TCL and Xiaomi. Watch4 Movies features curated collections of movies, including genres like […]

November 1, 2021

ShortsTV, Condé Nast channels on Rakuten TV

Shorts International, owner of ShortsTV, the global short film network, has announced a deal with Rakuten TV to bring Shorts and Cortos, the network’s free-to-view advertising supported short film channels, to more viewers in Europe. In the latest European rollout of the relaunched Shorts brand, the free-to-view channels will become available in over 35 million […]

October 15, 2021

Rakuten TV boosts free sports channels

Rakuten TV, the European streaming platform, has added a selection of sport-focused channels to its free offering. European League of Football, PlayersTV, SportItalia, SportOutdoorTV and Unbeaten have all joined the platform. They join existing sports channels EdgeSport, ESTV, FTF For The Fans, FUEL TV, Hard Knocks Fighting Championship, Impact! Wrestling, InTrouble TV, Lax Sports Network, […]

October 7, 2021

Pure Telecom launches Pure TV

In a first of its kind move in the Irish ISP market, Irish multiplay telco Pure Telecom is launching TV services, aiming to improve its reach, ARPU and customer tenure through aggressively-positioned Fibre and TV bundles. TV-as-a-Service provider Netgem TV will be powering Pure TV, which will leverage Netgem’s smart solutions for ISPs. Netgem partners […]

September 21, 2021By Colin Mann

Rakuten TV adds Baby Shark TV, Teletubbies, Caillou

Rakuten TV now features Teletubbies, Caillou and Baby Shark TV on its Kids & Family free channel line-up. The latest additions join a number of other kids’ brands in Rakuten TV’s free channel offering include Cool School, Duck TV, Happy Kids, The Lego channel and Planeta Junior TV. Through a partnership with WildBrain, the platform […]

September 9, 2021

Rakuten TV content deal with Alchimie

Rakuten TV has sagreed a deal with Alchimie to provide a range of themed channels to the platform. The rollout of new channels under the new agreement continues Rakuten TV’s expansion of free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels. The channels will be rolled out progressively, starting with eight channels; HUMANITY, Luxe TV, MMA TV, Big […]

September 2, 2021

LG Channels: Upgrades, global expansion

LG Electronics (LG) is upgrading its free, premium content streaming service, LG Channels, to provide an enhanced viewing experience for LG smart TV customers. In addition to the redesigned UI, the upgrade introduces more channels and a wider range of content for viewers to enjoy, including popular K-content, movies, sports, music and news, increasing its […]

August 10, 2021

Rakuten TV serves up food and culinary channels

Rakuten TV, the European VoD platform, has added a selection of food and culinary focused channels to its current portfolio. With the addition of Bon Appétit, Tastemade, Brindiamo!, L’Atelier des Chefs and the latest acquisitions further enhance the content offering in partnership with  number of European content creators and media groups. Rakuten TV now […]

August 3, 2021