Rakuten TV the VOD platform launches its 4K HDR Service Securing the widest 4K HDR film catalogue in Europe for SmartTVs | The Fan Carpet

Rakuten TV the VOD platform launches its 4K HDR Service Securing the widest 4K HDR film catalogue in Europe for SmartTVs


13 November 2017

Rakuten TV launches its 4K HDR Service

Securing the widest 4K HDR film catalogue in Europe for SmartTVs

Rakuten TV, the Video-on-Demand platform has accelerated its technology and launched its 4K HDR pay per view at home movie service with the goal of providing an unbeatable premium movie experience to European Smart TV owners.

The 4K HDR service UK launch supports recent claims from the US Consumer Technology Association, whose research has declared 4K HDR to be one of the main emerging technology products of 2017, with a figure of 59% growth in the US alone.

Rakuten TV aims to secure the widest 4K HDR film catalogue in Europe, with more than 100 top Hollywood titles available before the end of this year.

Among them are the latest must-see releases from summer 2017 including Transformers: The Last Knight, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Baby Driver, and Baywatch.

Rakuten TV will have a section dedicated to 4K HDR exclusively available from this autumn on Samsung TIZEN UHD HDR TVs. Samsung 2017 UHD TV users will have access to 4K HDR movies directly from the app, without need for further devices through TV Plus UHD channel 4002.

Leveraging 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby Digital Plus, Rakuten TV will be the top platform that delivers the magic of cinema with a true-to-life effect to Smart TVs. They guarantee the widest choice of the latest releases at the competitive price of £5.99.

Rakuten TV currently provides an extensive catalogue of the latest movies and classic films to 1.1 million Rakuten TV users in the UK, and 5 million across Europe. Its move into 4K HDR films highlights Rakuten TV’s commitment to providing Europe’s Smart TV owners with the biggest range of premium quality versions of the freshest film releases, for a cinema experience in their own home.

Jacinto Roca CEO, Rakuten TV says, “Rakuten TV is committed to delivering the best entertainment experience to Smart TV owners. Following our competitor’s announcements, we are keen to boost the 4K HDR potential on Smart TV to allow our users to live a true cinema experience at home. Working with best TV manufacturers and top Hollywood studios we will be able to provide them the fastest access and the best choice of the latest 4K HDR film releases, really bringing a sensational cinematic experience to life. We want to empower Smart TV owners to have access to the highest audio-visual quality when they want to watch their favourite movies. Comfortably sitting on their sofas, as if they were in theatres.”

Samsung’s Heeman Lee, Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics “In Samsung we strive to give our consumers the very best TV experience. We are pleased to find in Rakuten TV a partner that shares our goal. Following Rakuten TV joining our unique TV Plus service earlier this year, we are pleased our partnership continues to provide Samsung TV users with even more entertainment in 4K HDR. Exclusive to Samsung TV users, the Rakuten TV app now offers the widest 4K HDR film catalogue available in Europe.”.

Rakuten TV – “Your cinema at home” - is one of the leading Video-On-Demand platforms providing the latest movie releases with the latest technology in a true cinematic experience available on Smart TVs, tablets, consoles and PCs.

Rakuten TV is currently distributed in 12 countries and it is part of the Internet and e-commerce Japanese giant Rakuten, now sponsor of FC Barcelona, The Golden State Warriors and Shakira’s El Dorado Tour.

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