30 JUN 2021

FILMZIE LAUNCHES AS A LINEAR CHANNEL ON RAKUTEN TV IN THE UK

The AVOD platform is continuing to grow its offering, both in the UK and internationally, and is set to expand to more territories this year.

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Filmzie, the free movie streaming and social platform, is launching as a channel on Rakuten TV in the UK. Following its success as a streaming platform in the UK and Europe, the launch sees the FILMZIE channel on Rakuten TV in the UK. The channel will be automatically available within the Rakuten TV app, with no additional software or hardware required.   

The movie streaming and social platform with over 1,000 titles in its catalogue is designed for film fans eager to discover new movies and offers expertly curated films from a broad collection of both iconic and new works. Serving as more than just a film library, Filmzie allows its viewers to build communities for discovering, discussing, and reviewing movies.

For film aficionados and the casual viewer alike, Filmzie boasts a growing list of titles ranging from timeless classics to new releases from both major studios and indie producers. These titles include Taika Waititi’s cult favourite "What We Do in The Shadows", legendary Korean director Park Chan Wook’s "Lady Vengeance" and "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance", and "Deception", which features the Oscar-winning Geoffrey Rush.

Matej Boda, CEO of Filmzie says: “Launching as a linear channel on Rakuten TV follows the strong success we have had in building an engaged audience of film and TV lovers on our streaming platform. The integration is a further sign of our sustained growth in the UK market, and means we can offer even more people a way to watch great films for free. Our slate has an excellent and unique range of movies, which is structured around carefully curated themes. From art house, so edge of your seat thrillers, the Filmzie channel on Rakuten TV is designed to help introduce ‘new’ titles to curious audiences.”

Filmzie's launch on Rakuten TV is part of a multi-market international roll-out. Recently, Filmzie arrives in Australia and additional territories and platforms, with localised catalogues will be announced throughout the year.

Launching as a linear channel on Rakuten TV follows the strong success we have had in building an engaged audience of film and TV lovers on our streaming platform” Matej Boda CEO of FILMZIE