Rakuten TV, one of the leading European Video On Demand Platforms, launches 91 linear channels on global streaming platform Plex. With over 50,000 free titles, movies, live TV shows, sports and music available to stream in over 180 countries, Plex is the most comprehensive entertainment platform available today.
The Rakuten TV channels, currently distributed on Smart TVs, Website, iOS app and Android Mobile app, will now be available on the Plex platform in Spain, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway.
The offer will include Rakuten TV thematic Film Channels, covering various genres, such as Drama, Romance, Thriller, Action, Comedy, Documentaries and Family, consisting of titles sourced from top Hollywood and Local Content partners. Plex will also be carrying FAST channels from internationally well-known brands such as “The Guardian” and “Hola!”, as well as “Rakuten Stories”, home of Rakuten TV’s exclusive series and documentaries.
Rakuten TV, previously known as mainly a Transactional VOD store, has since 2019 entered the AVOD & FAST business and as a result, has provided users different options of access to entertainment on TVOD, AVOD, FAST or SVOD. With the launch of 91 Linear channels on Plex, the company takes a further step to expand the reach of both users and advertisers, tapping into more households across Europe with a wider distribution.
Available on almost any device, Plex is the first and only streaming platform to offer free ad-supported movies, shows, and live TV together with the ability to easily search—and save—any title ever made, no matter where it lives. Solving the streaming struggle, Plex provides a more personalized and intuitive experience in one easy-to-use app. With the addition of Rakuten TV channels, Plex will expand on its already robust content catalogue, providing an even stronger entertainment offer.