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Rakuten TV to triple market reach this year

Rakuten TV is looking to triple its market presence to 40 territories in 2019 via partnerships with Samsung, LG, Philips and Hisense. Rakuten will offer integrated content within the manufacturers’ Smart TV remote controls, which directly links to the Rakuten TV streaming service. With this move, the VOD platform says it will simultaneously increase its […]

EXCLUSIVE: Rakuten looking at SVOD launches across international markets

Rakuten TV, the transactional video-on-demand service provider that currently operates in 12 international territories, is considering launching a version of the subscription video-on-demand service it currently provides only in Spain in other markets before the end of this year. CEO Jacinto Roca, speaking exclusively to DTVE, said that the SVOD offering would be “family-focused” and […]

Rakuten TV launches 4K HDR service

Rakuten TV has launched a 4K high dynamic range (HDR) service in a bid to offer a premium movie experience to European smart TV owners. The offering is available initially on Samsung Tizen UHD HDR TVs, but Rakuten TV CEO Jacinto Roca told DTVE that the aim is to launch on smart TVs by manufacturers […]

Wuaki becomes Rakuten.tv as FC Barcelona sponsorship deal kicks off

On-demand TV service Wuaki has changed its name to Rakuten.tv, following a global rebranding exercise by its parent company, and, according to Spanish press, has set a goal of doubling its subscriber base over the next two years.  Rakuten.tv is currently available in a dozen European markets. Wuaki, originally a Spanish on-demand outfit, was acquired […]