Love Nature hires ex-Warner Bros., MGM exec

Factual SVOD service Love Nature has hired a director of partnerships, Vince Petersen. Operating out of Love Nature’s London office, Petersen will focus on driving subscription growth in the SVOD space, and take the territory lead for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. He joins from TV technology company Netgem, where he was head of international […]

Wuaki.tv extends kids SVOD call

Video-on-demand company Wuaki.tv is on the hunt for new local kids TV partners with whom it will launch branded SVOD platforms. Wuaki’s push into this space began in October with the launch of an SVOD service with DTT channel Gulli in France, offering the latter’s programming on-demand for €3.99 (US$4.50) a month. “We want to […]

News brief: Wuaki.tv adds indie movies

SVOD player Wuaki.tv has signed a deal with distributor Fusion Media Sales for a catalogue of independent movies. The deal includes titles such as Grazing the Sky, My Skinny Sister and I Survived a Zombie Holocaust. “Our customers tell us that they love our selection of curated local independent movies as much as Hollywood movies,” […]

News brief: Wuaki adds studio movies

European on-demand service Wuaki.tv has acquired new movies from several of the Hollywood studios. From NBCUniversal comes Minions and Ted 2, from Disney are Inside Out and Ant Man and from Fox is the recent Fantastic Four reboot. The movies have been added to the platform, which is aiming to be in 12 European territories […]

Wuaki.TV founder upped to parent firm role

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 poaches iTunes exec for OTT

OTT video-on-demand provider Wuaki.tv has hired former Apple iTunes executive Sébastien Janin to head international business development. Janin has worked for iTunes, where he was responsible for launching and managing the roll out of the iTunes film service in Europe and Latin America, for the last eight years. For the last two years he has […]

Wuaki.tv launches in Italy

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 cuts Curzon OTT deal

OTT service Wuaki.TV has struck a deal with Curzon World, adding a range of indie and art-house movie titles to its on-demand service. The European movies from Curzon labels Curzon Film World Releasing, Artificial Eye and Chelsea Films have been added to Wuaki.tv. Titles include The Great Beauty, Amour and Blue is the Warmest Colour. […]

Wuaki makes hire, plots 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 grabs Gomorrah, Nordic 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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