Rakuten TV

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Rakuten TV
IndustryElectronic commerce
FounderJacinto Roca, Josep Mitjà
Area served
Key people
Jacinto Roca (CEO)
Josep Mitjà (COO)
Miquel Barba (CTO)
ProductsVideo on demand films and tv series
Number of employees

Rakuten TV is a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, offering movies and TV series for subscription, rental and purchase. Rakuten TV's catalogue includes content from studios around the world including Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, local distributors, and independent labels, being the smallest and least known service among its competitors.

Rakuten TV's content can be streamed to most devices, offering a similar service as Netflix and other streaming services,.[1][2][3][4]

The company is headquartered in Barcelona and currently operates in eleven countries around Europe; Spain, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland.

In June 2012 – Rakuten, the world's third largest e-commerce company, acquired the company previously known as Wuaki.tv.[5]

In July 2017 – Wuaki.tv changed its name to Rakuten TV.

In May 2018 - Rakuten took over the user base from TalkTalk TV Store (previously Blinkbox) including migration of user purchased titles.


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  3. ^ "Wuaki.tv video service gets Android, iPad app support in UK". Engadget. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  4. ^ "Wuaki launches new 4K smart TV app » Digital TV Europe". www.digitaltveurope.net. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  5. ^ Wauters, Robin. "Rakuten Acquires Spanish Video-On-Demand Company Wuaki.tv". The Next Web. Retrieved 2016-04-19.