09th Jun2020

Starzplay launches on Rakuten TV

by Phil Wheat

Rakuten TV have today announced the launch of Starzplay – a new SVOD service within the platform. The international premium streaming service from Starz that offers exclusive access to original series, acclaimed acquired content and a blockbuster movie library featuring thousands of titles. This exciting partnership consolidates Rakuten TV’s growth across Europe, with its recent […]

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14th Feb2020

‘Villains’ Review (Rakuten TV)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Blake Baumgartner, Jeffrey Donovan, Kyra Sedgwick, Noah Robbins | Written and Directed by Dan Berk, Robert Olsen I’ve used Rakuten TV a few times now, and the service is on-point. Slick, easy to use and crystal clear in sound and picture, it’s a very cool service for the rental of […]

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03rd Feb2020

‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ VOD Review (Rakuten TV)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Harley Quinn Smith, Joey Lauren Adams, Ben Affleck, Diedrich Bader, Melissa Benoist, Brian O’Halloran, Shannon Elizabeth, Mickey Gooch Jr., Val Kilmer, Jason Lee, Aparna Brielle, Ming Chen | Written and Directed by Kevin Smith My second occasion using Rakuten TV to rent a movie was with this flick, a flick […]

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28th Jan2020

‘Don’t Let Go’ VOD Review (Rakuten TV)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Alfred Molina, Mykelti Williamson, Brian Tyree Henry, Byron Mann | Written and Directed by Jacob Estes Sitting down with a cup of coffee and clicking onto Rakuten TV to watch Don’t Let Go was nice and simple. A quick search for the film, a few clicks of the mouse (I […]

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25th Apr2018

Rakuten launch day & date VOD service with WW2 drama ‘Hurricane’

by Phil Wheat

Echoing the move by Sky to enter the day-and-date VOD market, Rakuten TV have announced the launch of its new project: Rakuten Cinema. The VOD company enters for the first time in the co-production and distribution field, with a distribution model based on a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release (as Sky Cinema did with Monster […]

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