Love Stories TV FAST Channel Launches In Europe With Video-On-Demand Platform Rakuten TV
NEW YORK JUNE 21, 2022
Love Stories TV, the global content leader in inspirational, real love stories as entertainment, today announced its massive library of professionally produced wedding videos is available as a 24/7 FAST channel on Video On Demand platform Rakuten TV across Europe.
The 2022-2023 wedding season is the busiest in 40+ years and demand from consumers and advertisers for wedding content is at an all time high. Love Stories TV, the first and only connected TV channel in the $300 billion global wedding industry, is bringing its content to Europe via a partnership with Rakuten TV. “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Rakuten TV, one of leading Video on Demand platforms in Europe, to reach new audiences and make it easier than ever for viewers to watch incredible real weddings, by the most talented filmmakers in the world,” says Love Stories TV CEO Rachel Jo Silver.
Viewers of the Love Stories TV channel will be inspired by real weddings like: This folksy, boho elopement in the Transylvanian Alps, a magical engagement film from The Czech Republic, an elegant destination wedding in Aix, this stunning elopement atop the hills of Greece, and a glamorous, French wedding in Provence.
As the only wedding media brand with a streaming television channel, Love Stories TV is creating unique and exclusive opportunities for brands and advertisers looking for access to the explosive connected TV market. Love Stories TV has partnered with Wurl to power the technology and advertising solutions behind its new FAST channel which will launch in the US on Sling, Local Now, TCL, and Vidaa Hisense in the coming weeks.
The company has seen sustained year-over-year growth, generating 800M monthly video views across Snapchat, YouTube, TikTok and its other channels.
About Love Stories TV
Love Stories TV is a global media brand which provides entertainment and wedding inspiration through uplifting, high quality, and emotional video content. As the only video platform in a $300 billion industry, Love Stories TV reaches 30M+ monthly viewers through their website and social channels. On lovestoriestv.com, couples can watch 21,000+ real wedding videos, plus research and contact 50,000+ wedding professionals from all over the world to find wedding ideas, pros and products. Founded in 2016, Love Stories TV serves soonlyweds and wedding businesses across the globe. Love Stories TV has the industry's largest and fastest-growing YouTube and TikTok channels, only Snap Discover Channel, as well as deeply engaged audiences on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, its podcast and more.
About Rakuten TV
Rakuten TV is one of the leading Video On-Demand platforms in Europe that combines TVOD (Transactional video-on-demand), AVOD (Advertising video-on-demand), FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV) and SVOD (Subscription video-on-demand).
The TVOD service offers an authentic cinematic experience with the latest releases to buy or rent in high audio and video quality. The SVOD service allows subscription to the premium service Starzplay. The advertising-supported offering comprises AVOD and FAST services. The AVOD service features more than 10,000 titles available on-demand, including films, documentaries and series from Hollywood and local studios, as well as the Rakuten Stories catalogue with Original and Exclusive content. The FAST service consists of an extensive line-up of over 250 free linear channels from global networks, top European broadcasters and media groups, and the platform’s own thematic channels with curated content. Rakuten TV is available in 43 European territories and currently reaches more than 110 million households via its branded remote-control button and pre-installed app in Smart TV devices.
Rakuten TV is part of Rakuten Group, Inc., one of the world’s leading internet services companies, focusing on e-commerce, fintech, digital content, and communications. Rakuten is the official partner for the NBA, the Golden State Warriors, Davis Cup and Spartan Race.
Wurl, the world leader in powering streaming TV, interconnects over 1200 streaming channels from the world’s top content companies with the leading streaming distribution services in over 50 countries. The Wurl Network platform helps leading studios such as A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Bloomberg, BBC Studios, CNNi, Reuters, and Sony Studios, deliver programming to the biggest streaming platforms, including Amazon IMDb TV, Roku, Samsung TV Plus, LG Channels, Rakuten, Twitch, and VIZIO, while maximizing monetization. Reaching over 300 million connected TVs around the globe, Wurl makes it effortless for content companies to build and track global distribution for branded linear channels, live events, and on-demand programming to manage and monetize their ad inventory. The company also recently announced its new performance marketing service, Wurl Perform, designed to reduce churn, acquire new viewers and increase return on ad spend. Wurl is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.