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 […]

Samsung partners with Wuaki to expand UHD offering

Samsung has partnered with Rakuten-owned VOD service, Wuaki, to expand its TV Plus service in Europe and sell new release Ultra HD movies. The deal, which was announced at MIPTV in Cannes, will see Samsung and Wuaki team up to sell 4K, High Dynamic Range, film titles through Samung’s smart TV VOD service TV Plus. […]

Netgem signs global OTT deals with Wuaki, Hopster

Netgem has agreed global deals with Wuaki and Hopster, offering the over-the-top services to telecoms operators as part of its network of channels and content. With the agreements, consumers will be able to rent or buy films and TV shows through Wuaki.tv on a pay-as-you-go basis via Netgem’s telco TV offering. The deal with kids […]

Wuaki.tv reaches 3 million global users

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv has reached 3 million users globally, after growing its audience base by 55% over the past year. According to stats released by the company, Wuaki reached 2 million users in Span this week after growing by 600,000 users in the last 12 months. The site’s remaining users come from […]

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 […]

EE partners with Wuaki on £1 film rentals

UK mobile operator EE has partnered with video-on-demand site Wuaki.tv to launch EE Film Club, offering a “blockbuster film” rental every week for £1 (€1.38).  The offer will be available to all EE, Orange and T-Mobile customers and is due to launch on March 30. The offer comes after Orange phased out its UK two-for-one […]

Wuaki.tv launches in Germany, adds 4K titles

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki has officially launched in Germany and has announced plans to add ultra high-definition, 4K movies to its catalogue from December 1. The UHD content will initially be available in Germany and France, with Italy to follow in the coming weeks. Wuaki is in talks to bring the 4K movies […]

Wuaki appoints product director for Euro expansion

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki has appointed former Samsung executive Sidharth Jayant as global product director, as the firm looks to continue to expand into new European markets. Jayant will head up product development across a range of platforms and devices – including smart TVs, games consoles, Android and iOS tablets, smartphones, Chromecast sticks, […]

Wuaki goes live on Chromecast in Spain

Streaming and download-to-own service Wuaki has launched on Chromecast devices in Spain.  The firm said that its catalogue of 5,000 movie and TV titles can now be accessed through the device, and is offering subscribers the chance to get a Chromecast dongle for as little as €19.99 as part of a promotion offer. Wuaki first […]

Wuaki adds HBO content in the UK

Streaming and download-to-own service Wuaki has snagged a raft of HBO content after striking a UK content deal with the US premium cable net. Wuaki, which is owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, will offer consumers in the UK titles including Game of Thrones, True Detective, Girls, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and Veep (pictured), which […]