Wuaki.tv lands on Hisense smart TVs


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 29 September 2015

The Rakuten-owned video-on-demand (VOD) platform Wuaki.tv is launching a smart TV app in Spain for the new VIDAA Hisense screens.

wuakihisenseManufacturer Hisense is aiming to conquer the Spanish market it is predicted to reach similar sales as Samsung and LG in a few years and Wuaki.tv intends to become an established platform for smart TVs, as it expands throughout Europe.

Hisense's K321U, K700, K720 and XT910 series will have a Wuaki.tv app pre-installed, enabling subscribers to rent or buy VOD and streaming content.

In addition, viewers buying VIDAA screens will get a two-month free subscription to the Spanish on-demand platform.

"We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Hisense," said Sidharth Jayant, global product director, Wuaki.tv. "Viewers consume more and more films and series on-demand through the Internet, which is why it's very important to bet on these kind of connected devices."

"Having Wuaki.tv as an ally enables our company to strengthen its commercial position in Spain and helps us to fulfil our goal of leading Europe's TV market," added Michael Luo, general manager for Spain and Portugal, Hisense.