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Rakuten TV expands free family content

Rakuten TV has continued its free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel expansion through the latest addition of two channels: the Lego channel in the UK and Planeta Junior TV in Spain. The Lego channel is available immediately in the UK, featuring hours of content varying in genres and animation styles, and series based on some […]

July 6, 2021

Filmzie launches on Rakuten TV

Free movie streaming and social platform Filmzie is to be available as a channel on Rakuten TV in the UK. Following its success as a streaming platform in the UK and Europe, the launch sees Filmzie channel on Rakuten TV in the UK. The channel will be automatically available within the Rakuten TV app, with […]

June 30, 2021

Wurl names Grant SVP Strategy & Partnerships Europe

Wurl has appointed James Grant to the newly created role of SVP, Strategy & Partnerships, Europe. Grant is based in London and will report to Wurl CEO Sean Doherty. In his new role with Wurl, Grant will spearhead the streaming TV company’s EU expansion plans while also overseeing its current distribution platform and content provider […]

June 29, 2021

WildEarth launches on Rakuten TV

WildEarth has agreed a deal with Rakuten TV to make its content available in 40 territories in Europe and in Japan. WildEarth will further extend its coverage by being available on the VoD and streaming platform which is accessible on Smart TV devices from Samsung and LG. Initial rollout of WildEarth on Rakuten TV is […]

June 24, 2021

Rakuten TV adds Tennis Channel, USGA Golf

Rakuten TV continues to expand its free ad-supported channel offering and strengthens its sports content proposition with the addition of Tennis Channel and USGA Golf. With these latest acquisitions, Rakuten TV now offers over 100 free linear channels. Sports fans can now watch USGA Golf and Tennis channel 24/7 alongside the broad portfolio of content […]

June 23, 2021

Wurl, Rakuten TV in Europe partnership

Streaming video distribution and advertising services specialist Wurl has entered into a strategic partnership with VoD platform Rakuten TV to deliver live streaming channels, as well as monetisation services to Rakuten TV and via Rakuten TV’s channel app available on Samsung TV Plus in Europe. The deal marks a significant expansion into the EU by […]

June 21, 2021

Rakuten TV launching free women’s football docuseries

Rakuten TV, the European VoD platform, has announced the stars of their new sports free documentary series Champions, which features six European leading women’s football players. With women’s football enjoying a sharp rise in popularity in recent years, the documentary series will explore the highs and lows of the sport. Leading players from a selection […]

June 10, 2021

Rakuten Advertising, Magnite ad inventory deal

Independent omnichannel sell-side advertising platform Magnite has confirmed that advertising technology and consumer insights specialist Rakuten Advertising will leverage the Magnite CTV platform across Europe to broaden advertiser and agency access to inventory on Rakuten TV AVoD service. Magnite’s CTV platform further expands Rakuten Advertising’s access to technology built properly to handle the nuances of […]

June 3, 2021

Qwest TV joins Xfinity On Demand

Music-related service Qwest TV, co-founded by music icon Quincy Jones, has secured its first major US cable partnership, joining Xfinity On Demand. The entire SVoD catalogue —1,300+ concerts, documentaries, and performances from around the world— is now available to Comcast Xfinity customers. It suggests the partnership offers a new kind of musical experience to the […]

June 3, 2021

SPI International’s Filmstream on Rakuten TV

SPI International has announced the launch of their ad-supported movie service Filmstream on Rakuten TV. Filmstream will initially be available via Rakuten TV in 42 European countries, including the UK, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden. Viewers will be able to watch Filmstream on Rakuten Smart TV app through Samsung and […]

May 21, 2021