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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

Stingray adds 13 global partners

Stingray, a music, media, and technology company, has announced the launch of free, ad-supported TV channels and premium SVoD services with thirteen major OTT providers: Alteox (Luxembourg), Amazon Prime Video Channels (Italy, Spain and Netherlands), ChannelBox (UK), Maskatel (Canada), Pluto TV (Latin America and US), Pzaz (Global), Rakuten TV (Europe), Redbox (US), Rostelecom (Russia), Ruutu […]

May 5, 2021

Rakuten TV expands on Samsung TV Plus

Rakuten TV is strengthening its ongoing partnership with Samsung Electronics to expand its free content offering on the platform’s AVoD service and launches over 20 own and third-party channels on the Samsung TV Plus service across 16 European markets. During April and May Rakuten TV will roll out a total of 166 new channels in […]

April 20, 2021

Stingray, One Tree Planted partner for Earth Day initiative

Stingray Group, a music, media, and technology company, has announced a collaboration with One Tree Planted, a US-based environmental non-profit that plants a tree for every dollar donated. With the support of distribution partners, Stingray has committed to donating all the proceeds of the Stingray Naturescape channel on Earth Day (April 22nd) to the organisation. […]

April 1, 2021

‘Unforgettable Entertainment’ campaign targets digital boost

Industry trade bodies the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) have launched what they say is the biggest ever cross-category marketing campaign with Unforgettable Entertainment, driving engagement from new, lapsed and existing digital transactional customers. Building on the success of the BASE/DEGI New Release-focused Mega Movie Week campaigns of […]

March 15, 2021By Colin Mann

Rakuten TV brings CNN to Samsung TV Plus

Rakuten TV has announced the launch of the CNN International news channel on Samsung TV Plus in the UK and Germany, expanding the platform’s free content offer dedicated to news on its AVoD service. The CNN International feed provides award-winning news and features programming 24 hours a day and will be available on the TV […]

January 27, 2021

Netgem: Xmas TV viewing up 27% from 2019

In a Christmas period like no other, Netgem, the end-to-end TV service for the UK’s growing ‘Altnets’ and challenger ISPs, reveals the busiest ever Christmas season on record, with a 27 per cent year-on-year increase in TV viewing compared to Christmas  2019. This is across Freeview live and on demand as well as additional services […]

January 22, 2021