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Starzplay strikes Rakuten TV distribution 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 to launch AVOD offering with Hollywood content and originals

OTT operator Rakuten TV it to launch its first AVOD channels within its platform, providing access to Hollywood and local content for free. The ad-supported channels will also include exclusive Rakuten programming, TV series and documentaries, as well as news and sport channels with a combined linear and on-demand offer. The company’s AVOD channel Matchday […]

Rakuten TV to expand to 40 territories in 2019

Rakuten TV is looking to triple its market presence to 40 territories in 2019 via partnerships with Samsung, LG, Philips and Hisense. Rakuten will offer integrated content within the manufacturers’ Smart TV remote controls, which directly links to the Rakuten TV streaming service. With this move, the VOD platform says it will simultaneously increase its […]

AMC Iberia to launch SVOD service

AMC Network Iberia is planning to launch a streaming service in Spain, in partnership with pay TV distributors, according to local reports. AMC posted a promo for the service on YouTube on Tuesday, advertising a mix of channels and on-demand content for €6.99 (US$8.22) a month. The service advertises itself as offering content in 4K […]

Wuaki becomes Rakuten.tv as FC Barcelona 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 […]