Rakuten TV Adds FIFA FAST Channel


In time for the kick-off of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Rakuten TV is adding FIFA+ to its slate of FAST channels.

The FIFA+ FAST channel will be accessible across Europe, including in key markets like the U.K., Spain, France, Germany and Italy, delivering curated originals and content from the FIFA archive.

Cedric Dufour, Rakuten TV’s CEO and president, noted: “Sport has been an important vertical for Rakuten TV’s FAST offering, and adding FIFA+ to our lineup reinforces our strategy in always improving the service with recognizable and relevant brands to our local markets. We are thrilled to have them on board and look forward to working together.”

Rakuten TV is available in 43 European territories, reaching more than 140 million households via its branded remote-control button and pre-installed app in Smart TV devices.