The new countries will join Spain and the UK where Wuaki.tv has been available since 2010 and 2013 respectively. According to the company, the move marks the beginning of an international expansion which will see the video-on-demand (VOD) service launching in 11 European countries by the end of 2015.
Wuaki.tv offers on-demand movies and TV shows for rental and purchase on connected reception devices including TV sets, smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs and games consoles. In mid-2012, having attracted over 1.3 million users, the OTT service was acquired by the Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten.
Wuaki.tv’s catalogue contains content from Hollywood studios including Warner Bros., Disney, HBO, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment as well as UK distributors such as the BBC and ITV.