Pinkfong and Rakuten’s R Channel bring Baby Shark TV to Japan

The Pinkfong Company behind the children sensation, Baby Shark, has partnered with Rakuten Group to launch the FAST channel Baby Shark TV on its operated free linear video streaming service, R Channel, in Japan. Baby Shark TV houses Pinkfong and Baby Shark’s library of songs and stories, including YouTube viral hit Baby Shark Dance.  Pinkfong […]

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 […]

Fuel TV launches on Rakuten-owned linear streamer in Japan

Action sports channel Fuel TV is now available in Japan via R Channel, a linear streaming service operated by Rakuten Group. Fuel TV says it is the first-ever action sports-oriented channel to be offered on Rakuten’s R Channel. The move also marks an expansion in access to Fuel TV via Rakuten’s streaming services, with the action sports channel already available […]

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 Mobile CEO Tareq Amin steps down

Japan’s Rakuten Group has revealed Tareq Amin representative director and co-CEO of Rakuten Mobile and subsidiary Rakuten Symphony has departed the company after five years. Amin joined the Rakuten Group company in 2018, where he first served as chief technology officer and later took up the additional role of chief executive officer of Rakuten Symphony […]

Rakuten partners with OpenAI to deliver AI Experiences

Japan’s Rakuten Group has signed a deal with OpenAI to deliver conversational artificial intelligence (AI) experiences to consumers and businesses worldwide. The two companies will explore cases together to transform the way consumers shop and engage with businesses while enhancing productivity for merchants and business partners in Japan and globally. Rakuten operates Japan’s largest online […]

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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