Advanced Television


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

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 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

Omdia: E Europe FAST revenues at $42m by 2028

The Central and Eastern European (CEE) market is on track to reach $42 million (€39.3m) in free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) revenues by 2028 according to new research from Omdia. CEE joins a buoyant market currently dominated by the US, with rapid expansion from the UK, Canada, and Australia expected over the next four years. […]

June 5, 2023By Colin Mann

AMC launches True Crime UK FAST channel

Amazon Freevee and Rakuten TV viewers are now able to watch CBS Reality programmes as the CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership, a joint venture between AMC Networks International and Paramount Global, launches a free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel, True Crime UK from CBS Reality. Programming launch highlights on the channel include original true […]

May 15, 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

Rakuten TV adds WaterBear

Streaming platform Rakuten TV has announced the addition of WaterBear, the free linear channel​ dedicated to ​the future of ​our planet. The channel us available on Rakuten TV in the UK, Ireland, Nordics and Netherlands effective immediately.  Water​B​ear ​features powerful stories from award-winning documentaries, enlightening short films and impactful series. Its content aims to bring […]

February 22, 2023

THEMA announce new launches in Spain

THEMA, a Canal+ Group company, has announced multiple launches of its FAST TV-channel – Vive Kanal D Drama – in Spain. In January the channel became available on 2 platforms – Rakuten TV and Orange TV – and more deals are coming soon. At the same time with the Orange TV launch, the channel has […]

February 7, 2023