Rakuten TV brings 91 channels to Plex

VOD platform operator Rakuten TV is bringing dozens of channels to streaming platform Plex. Rakuten TV has announced that 91 linear channels will be available on the Plex platform in Spain, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The offer will include Rakuten TV thematic Film Channels, covering various […]

Rakuten TV advances telco partnership strategy with Orange Spain tie-up

Orange España has struck a deal with Rakuten TV to offer a selection of the latter’s content in a dedicated section of its Orange TV service, to be branded as Videoclub by Rakuten TV. The new section would include titles that Rakuten TV makes available as part of its transactional video-on-demand offering. Videoclub by Rakuten […]

The Guardian launches first TV channel in Rakuten deal

UK-based news outlet the Guardian has announced the launch of a branded channel on streaming platform Rakuten TV. The FAST channel will provide free access to a range of Guardian documentaries and video journalism content. This ranges from an Oscar-winning short film and a BAFTA-nominated documentary to hard-hitting original series. The deal represents the first […]

Rakuten TV adds Beano to FAST offering

European streaming platform Rakuten TV has added British children’s brand The Beano to its children’s collection of FAST on its platform. The Beano channel is the latest channel to join Rakuten TV’s growing portfolio of free, ad-supported streaming television services.. Other FAST channels on the service include iconic brands such as the LEGO channel, Planeta Junior TV, Kidz […]

Rakuten TV expands FAST offering in Europe with 21 new channels

AVOD and FAST channel platform Rakuten TV has launched 21 new channels across Spain, Italy, and France as part of ongoing expansion plans across key territories.  The new additions will offer a variety of entertainment across lifestyle, nature, film, animation, music, and culture.  All the channels are either available immediately or set to launch within […]

Rakuten TV rolls out five channels on LG smart TVs in the UK

AVOD and FAST channel operator Rakuten TV has expanded its content offering in the UK with the rollout of five channels on the free premium content streaming service from LG Electronics, LG Channels.  CNN, Rakuten Stories, Comedy Movies, Action Movies and Drama Movies are available to watch on compatible LG smart TVs, offering a selection of localised content […]

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 […]

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