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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

France: 30% don’t use catch-up

Thirty per cent of French viewers never use FTA channels’ replay services, according to findings from consultancy NPA Conseil and research firm Harris Interactive’s latest OTT barometer. However, 23.9 per cent use catch-up on a daily basis, mostly during prime-time, while 13.8 per cent and 14.7 per cent have a weekly and monthly usage respectively. […]

November 20, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Rakuten TV premieres Ride your Dream doc

Rakuten TV has launched its latest original documentary film, Ride Your Dream, which focusses on the pioneering female racer Ana Carrasco, who became the first women to win a Superbikes world championship (WorldSPP300), in 2018. The exclusive 80-minute documentary uncovers Carrasco’s inspiring journey from the beginning, offering viewers an intimate portrait of an extraordinary women […]

September 18, 2020

The Secrets of La Roja free on Rakuten TV

Rakuten TV has announced the launch of its new original production, The Secrets of La Roja – World Champions 2010, a documentary that follows the path of Spanish national football team, La Roja, through the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The documentary will launch for free on Rakuten TV’s Rakuten Stories channel on July 9th, in […]

June 30, 2020