Shorts lands on Rakuten TV

Shorts International, the owner of short-form content channel ShortsTV, has announced a deal with Rakuten TV. The deal will bring the network’s free-to-view channels Shorts and Cortos to the platform across Europe.  The Shorts channel will initially launch in the UK, Italy, Spain (as ‘Cortos’) and throughout the Nordics. Each market will be offered unique […]

Condé Nast adds channels to Rakuten TV

VOD platform Rakuten TV has announced a new partnership with leading magazine publisher Condé Nast. The partnership will add four Condé Nast channels to the platform across 42 European countries. The channels available for free include Vogue, Glamour, GQ, Vanity Fair and Wired. These channels expand on a content offering on Rakuten TV from Condé […]

Rakuten TV launches new sports channels

VOD and streaming platform Rakuten TV has added a selection of sports channels to its free-to-view linear offering. The new channels available to viewers include the American Football-focused European League of Football, lifestyle channel PlayersTV, SportItalia, SportOutdoorTV, and Unbeaten. The channels join an existing portfolio of sports channels available on Rakuten TV which includes: EdgeSport, […]

Amagi strengthens partnership with Rakuten TV

Cloud-based software-as-a-service technology provider for broadcast and connected TV Amagi has strengthened its partnership with streaming platform operator Rakuten TV to provide channel distribution and monetisation services. Rakuten TV combines transactional video-on-demand, advertising video-on-demand or AVOD, free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST), and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) with a catalogue that includes content from Warner Bros., Disney […]

Rakuten TV adds new channels in Alchimie deal

Rakuten TV has announced a deal with Alchimie to increase its portfolio of free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels.  The deal will start with eight channels made available in multiple territories across Rakuten TV’s 42 country reach.  The channels encompassed by the deal include:  HUMANITY, Luxe TV, MMA TV, Big Names, Motorsport TV, Télézap, Explore […]

¡HOLA! Play expands Rakuten TV partnership with VOD content

Following its launch on Rakuten TV’s linear channel line-up, content from ¡HOLA! Play is now available on the platform’s on demand library for free.  ¡HOLA! Play – an offshoot of  publishing brand HOLA! – offers hundreds of hours of content focused on the worlds of A-list celebrities, fashion and cookery. The service is viewable from […]

SPI International launches Filmstream in Europe on Rakuten TV

SPI International has launched its ad-based movie service on Rakuten TV. The service – Filmstream – will initially be available via Rakuten TV in 42 European countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden, with negotiations to rollout elsewhere ongoing. Users can access the streamer on the Rakuten […]

Rakuten TV preps more than 90 pan-European FAST channels

Streaming service Rakuten TV is ramping up its presence across Europe by launching more than 90 new ad-supported linear channels. The free-to-watch networks will be available across 42 European markets, with Rakuten curating global and local entertainment programming for the themed services. The line-up will vary in each territory but content will include movies, entertainment […]

CNN International launches on Samsung TV Plus with Rakuten TV

VOD service Rakuten TV has launched the CNN International news channel on Samsung TV Plus in the UK and Germany. The launch will see Samsung smart TV users gain access to the 24-hour US news network for free as a part of Samsung’s ever-expanding AVOD offer, with channels specifically provided by Rakuten TV including Rakuten […]

Rakuten TV launches Starzplay across Europe

OTT operator Rakuten TV has struck a deal that will see the international streaming service from US cabler Starz become available via its platform across Europe. Starzplay will offer exclusive access to original series, acquired content and movies to viewers in Spain, the UK, Italy, France and Germany via Rakuten TV. The streamer costs £4.99 […]