Wuaki.tv: ‘never say never’ to future SVOD moves

Transactional video-on-demand service Wuaki.tv has not ruled out moving to an SVOD model in more of its European markets, though would not comment on any current plans to do so. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit yesterday, Wuaki.tv’s European content director, Simon Homent, said that the company does “not yet” have a plan to replicate […]

Wuaki.tv launches on Roku players in UK and Ireland

Rakuten-owned OTT TV service provider Wuaki.tv has launched on Roku streaming players in the UK and Ireland. The Wuaki.tv channel allows consumers to rent or purchase popular TV shows and movies, with current titles including recent blockbusters such as Deadpool, The Revenant and Spotlight as well as TV shows such as Game of Thrones and […]

Freesat adds Wuaki.tv

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has added video on demand service Wuaki.tv on its platform. Available from today to all Freesat viewers with a connected set-top-box, Wuaki.tv offers instant access to a wide range of movies and TV shows. Titles available on the service include Spectre and Star Wars: The Force Awakens along with TV […]

Hisense adds Wuaki.tv button on smart TVs

Hisense has partnered with Wuaki.tv to offer direct access to the on-demand film and TV via from a button on the remote control of its new smart TVs. The Wuaki.tv button will be include in the remotes of Hisense’s newly-designed 2016 smart TV models. Sets sold in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Ireland and […]

Wuaki.TV founder upped at parent company

The CEO and founder of Wuaki.TV, Jacinto Roca, has been named executive officer at the SVoD platform’s parent company, Rakuten. This new role will see him coordinating Rakuten’s digital video operations in several regions, though he will remain as CEO of Wuaki, a spokesman confirmed. The expanded role will include strategically aligning the expanding Wuaki […]

Wuaki launches kids SVoD in France

Japanese-owned streaming and download service Wuaki is teaming with French media group Lagardère and launching a kids SVoD service in France. It will team with Lagardère kids channel Gulli, using its brand and content for a €3.99 a month SVoD streaming service. Gulli shows such as Pokemon, Power Rangers, Naruto and Littlest Petshop will be […]

Wuaki.tv to accept PayPay payments in UK

Video-on-demand provider Wuaki.tv is now accepting PayPal payments from UK customers in addition to payment by credit card. Wuaki.tv said has introduced PayPal payment in response to consumer demand for the service, citing the fact that there are 20 million active PayPal accounts in the UK, where PayPal is one of the most popular methods […]

Wuaki.tv launches in Italy, plans 10 more rollouts

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv has launched in Italy, marking its fifth country launch to date.  The rental and purchase VoD service said that Italy marks the latest step in its ongoing expansion plan, and that it aims to be in 15 European countries by late 2015. Wuaki is already also available in Spain, […]

Wuaki taps Civolution for UHD content watermarking

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv is integrating Civolution’s content watermarking solution into its platform to help protect its Ultra HD content. Wuaki will use Civolution’s NextGuard content protection technology to roll out session-based watermarking for Ultra HD movies, allowing Wuaki to identify the source of pirated copies. The move comes after Wuaki recently launched […]

Wuaki.tv secures international dramas

On-demand service Wuaki.tv has scored a content partnership with UK home entertainment distributor Arrow Films that will hand it shows such as Italian crime series Gomorrah. Wuaki has been building a catalogue of Hollywood and independent titles for its subscription base, and this latest deal means it will offer TV and movie titles from Italian, […]

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