The European video-on-demand (VOD) service Rakuten TV has announced that it will release 100 Ultra HD HDR movies for Samsung Smart TVs by the end of this year.
According to Rakuten TV (formerly Wuaki.tv), titles like Baywatch, Transformers: The Last Knight, Baby Driver and Spider-Man: Homecoming are already available in 4K HDR quality. They will be adding more to the list soon. The content, with Dolby Digital Plus sound, will be only available through Samsung’s TV PLUS service for Tizen Smart TVs.
“Rakuten TV is committed to deliver the best entertainment experience to smart TV owners,” said Jacinto Roca, CEO and founder, Rakuten TV. “Working together with the best technology manufacturers and the best Hollywood studios we are able to the fastest access and the best content through this technology offering a real cinema experience”
“Samsung is making an effort to offer the best TV experience, and we are happy to have found in Rakuten a partner that shares our goal,” added Heeman Lee, VP, visual display business, Samsung Electronics.
Samsung and Rakuten TV had signed a partnership, at MIPTV in April this year, which would expand availability of Samsung’s TV PLUS service across Europe. The deal also made Rakuten TV the first VOD service to sell newly released, premium 4K HDR movies across Europe.
"We’re proud to partner with Rakuten Wuaki to expand the availability of TV PLUS in Europe, offering the fastest way to discover the latest 4K HDR movies and entertainment on Samsung QLED TVs.” Mr. Lee said after signing the deal.
Rakuten TV is a VOD streaming service, offering thousands of hours of high quality movies and TV series. The Rakuten TV contents are available for rental, purchase and also within a Subscription package. Rakuten TV's extensive catalogue in specifically dedicated to the entire family, reaching all kind of likes within it. It includes content from major Hollywood studios such Warner, Disney, Sony, and Fox, production companies like HBO, and European distributors, giving consumers access to new releases, blockbusters, classic movies and TV series on the device of their choosing.