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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 […]

Rakuten TV signs up Euronews for free AVOD service

Transactional VOD provider Rakuten TV has revealed that the first live channel on its new AVOD platform for Europe will be news channel Euronews. The channel will provide informative content 24/7 and will be available in all the European countries covered by Rakuten TV, following a progressive roll out across multiple territories as part of the […]

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 […]