Rakuten's Wuaki.tv enters German market

Rakuten, owner of Wuaki.tv is quietly fortifying its position in Europe. It has been active in Europe for 3 years now, after a few strategic acquisitions in ecommerce and media. (eg Kobo that sells e-readers ).

Another purchase was Spanish online videowall Wuaki.tv , that was purchased by Rakuten in 2012.  The company has expanded  its services to the UK, France and Andorra since. It is also available on Xbox360/One.

Now Wuaki.tv is launched in Germany where it will face fierce competition from companies like Maxdome, Netflix and Amazon.  Wuaki can be called different though as it doesn’t charge on a monthly base, but on a pay-per-view base.