Starting today (June 9), Rakuten TV users in Spain, UK, Italy, France and Germany can watch the service, initially on a free trial basis, followed by €4.99 a month.
The content will be available within the Rakuten TV app on Smart TVs, web and mobile devices.
Commenting on the launch, Teresa López, European content director at Rakuten TV, said: “Starzplay will allow us to enrich our current proposition providing an always more varied and extensive offer within the platform, we are very excited about this new launch. At Rakuten TV we are eager to continue reinforcing our content offer in order to provide the best quality content and a complete experience to our users just one click away”.
Superna Kalle, executive VP, international digital networks for Starz, added: “This multi-territory partnership creates an exciting opportunity for STARZPLAY to expand our reach in the marketplace and introduce new audiences to our vast library of compelling series and films.
“We look forward to deepening our relationship with European viewers through Rakuten TV who shares our commitment to providing audiences with premium content paired with a user-friendly experience”.