1&1 taps Zattoo and Rakuten TV to launch movie VOD service

German telco 1& has launched a streaming video-on-demand service, 1&1 Cinema in partnership with Zattoo and Rakuten TV. 1&1’s broadband customers can use the 1&1 Cinema to watch free content as well as premium content for rental or purchase. TV-as-a-Service platform provider Zattoo has integrated Rakuten TV’s TVoD offering into its Zattoo-developed white label TV platform for […]

Alteox taps Rakuten TV to take VOD content to Luxembourg’s Post Telecom

Content aggregator Alteox has partnered with streamer Rakuten TV to launch the latter’s catalogue of international films on Alteox´s white label streaming offering Alteox.stream. The content deal combines the premium catalogue from US majors and European distributors in various language versions, rental and purchase. Luxembourg telco Post Telecom will benefit from this distribution deal by making the content package available […]

OKAST Channels adds Rakuten TV to FAST distribution line-up

Streaming outfit Rakuten TV is to distribute and monetise new European-based FAST channels from OKAST Channels. Rakuten TV will distribute a selection of OKAST.TV FAST channels in different European territories. OKAST Channels enables content owners to create, launch, and distribute FAST channel to key platforms, with the new partnership adding Rakuten TV to that list. […]

Rakuten TV opens new hub in Barcelona

FAST channel operator, Rakuten TV, has announced it has opened a new headquarters in Barcelona. The Spanish hub was built with sustainability at the centre and is located in the 22 district, an area where many technology companies are based, according to Rakuten TV. The offices have an auditorium, a terrace, a canteen, 13 meeting […]

A+E Networks EMEA launches three FAST channels on Rakuten TV

A+E Networks EMEA has launched its three free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels on Rakuten TV. The launch builds on A+E Networks EMEA’s expansion into the emerging FAST space and offers free access to A+E Networks EMEA’s library of programming for its three curated channels: Inside Crime, Mystery TV, and World War TV. Inside Crime goes behind the headlines of some […]

Rakuten records slight boost in subscribers, while mobile business suffers

Japan’s Rakuten Group has reported its FAST platform Rakuten TV saw steady growth in subscribers, with the total number of Rakuten TV users reaching 77.7 million, up by 42.1% year on year (YoY). The company also revealed Rakuten Viki users also increased by 25.2% YoY to 74.6 million. Despite the boost of subscribers growth had slightly […]

Rakuten TV app launches on PlayStation 5

FAST operator Rakuten TV has launched its video streaming app for PlayStation 5 (PS5) gaming console. The addition of the Rakuten TV app for PS5 will provide users access to its wide range of content directly from their gaming console. The Rakuten TV app launches on the PS5 in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, […]

DAZN Women’s Football FAST channel lands on Rakuten TV

DAZN Women’s Football FAST channel has launched on the FAST operator Rakuten TV in time for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 which kicked off last week. Along with coverage of the world cup, the channel from the sports steamer will deliver live programming of the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) and Liga F games. […]

265 Days Without Waves debuts on Rakuten TV for free

FAST channel operator Rakuten TV is to launch the documentary film 265 Days Without Waves, exclusively on the platform and for free from July 25.exclusively and for free  The feature film follows a group of surfers from Barcelona who have managed to create a community and promote a surf culture in a territory with only […]

Adventure Sports TV launches on RakutenTV in three European markets

Adventure sports channel Adventure Sports TV is launching on FAST platform RakutenTV in France, Italy, and Spain, with three localised feeds. Adventure Sports TV features a diverse range of sports such as mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing, skiing, snowboarding, skydiving, and more. By partnering with RakutenTV, Adventure Sports TV aims to reach a broader audience, […]

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