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Samsung TV Plus expands and takes Rakuten TV free

Samsung TV Plus, Samsung Electronics’ free Smart TV video service, is expanding its free linear TV line-up and turning its Rakuten TV offering from a subscription into a free TV service. The Samsung service, which is automatically installed on Samsung Smart TVs in select regions, now offers 47 channels to users across news, sports, entertainment, […]

Rakuten TV launches Kids TV channel

AVOD platform Rakuten TV has announced the launch of the new Kids TV channel. As the title would suggest, the channel will offer a range of children’s content and launches in partnership with Aardman Animations, Milimages, Motion Pictures and Lingokids. Rakuten TV is available in more than 42 countries, with the company claiming to be […]

Rakuten TV launches European AVOD 

Rakuten TV has announced the launch of its first AVOD channels within the platform.  The free section of Rakuten TV will launch with an initial offer including Hollywood and local content to be expanded to additionally include exclusive Rakuten content, TV series, documentary series, news and sport channels in the coming months – with a […]

Rakuten TV launches subscription offering with TalkTalk

Movies-on-demand provider Rakuten TV is to launch its recently launched subscription video-on-demand service with UK service provider TalkTalk TV. The service has been available to TalkTalk TV customers who subscribe to a TalkTalk TV Boost from July 1. The deal will see TalkTalk TV Boost customers gain access to the new Rakuten TV Movie Club  as part […]

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 […]