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Company Overview of Wuaki.TV, S.L.

Company Overview

Wuaki.TV, S.L. is an online video-on-demand service provider in Spain offering the possibility of film renting from home. Wuaki.TV, S.L. is based in Barcelona, Spain. As of June 8, 2012, Wuaki.TV, S.L. operates as a subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc.

Calle Llull 133, 4B

Barcelona,  08005

Spain

Phone:

34 934 51 97 76

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Wuaki.TV, S.L. Key Developments

Wuaki.tv Launches Service in France

Wuaki.tv launched a private beta of its SVOD service in France, its third international market after Spain (2010) and the UK (2013), writes ZDNet. Up to 10,000 users are invited to test the service during the month of September, when much larger rival Netflix is due to launch in France. They must be customers of Rakuten's e-commerce portal Price Minister. Beta testers will be able to rent any film for EUR 0.99 purchase any film for EUR 9.99 and pay EUR 4.99 to be able to rent whole series. The full service launch will take place at the end of September, offering a catalogue of several thousands English and French films and series episodes, in Standard and High Definition. Wuaki.tv has over 1.5 million subscribers in Spain and in the UK and aims to attract several hundred thousand more in France. It will next launch in Germany and Italy, as well as 12 other countries.

Wuaki.tv Signs Deal with Google to Launch on Chromecast

Wuaki.tv has signed an agreement with Google to offer its entire catalogue of over 5,000 titles through Chromecast. As part of the deal, Wuaki.tv will also sell Chromecast devices via its website, with packages including the Chromecast dongle plus one month's subscription at a promotional price of EUR 19.99, or EUR 29.99 for four months. The service has around 1 million customers in Spain and is also available in Andorra and the UK. Wuaki.tv has been adding to its catalogue of supported devices, launching on iOS 7 in March, but the company estimates that around 80% of users watch the service on TV through smart devices or consoles.

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