Rakuten TV, the European VoD platform, has announced the launch of 21 new channels in Spain, Italy and France as part of ongoing expansion plans in key territories.
The new additions will provide a variety of entertainment in the areas of lifestyle, nature, cinema, animation, music and culture. All channels are available immediately or are expected to launch in the coming months.
In Spain, seven new channels were acquired: Mi Casa, Buen Viaje, Crimen TV, Naturaleza, Pongalo from the American streaming entertainment pioneer XUMO, Love Nature, a wildlife and nature brand with linear and streaming channels available in over 135 countries and specialist in the World Tour poker video game. These new channels further increase Rakuten TV’s portfolio of ad-supported free streaming (FAST) TV channels.
In Italy, seven new channels will be added to the platform: Shorts, BFC Forbes, Radio Italia Trend, Cuore Ribelle, Italian Fishing TV, Brindiamo! and Filmrise Sci-Fi.
In France, seven new channels – Museum TV, My Zen TV, Universciné, Anime Digital Network (ADN) Wild Side TV and Zylo’s Emotion’L and Ciné Nanar Channel – join the French platform of Rakuten TV.
All channels are available immediately except World Poker Tour, Motorsport, Emotion’L and Ciné Nanar Channel, which are coming soon.
Rakuten TV linear channels are currently available for free on the Rakuten TV app on select Samsung, LG and Vestel Smart TV devices.