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Wuaki.tv Ups British Content

10 Jul, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Wuaki.tv, the movie streaming service owned by Japanese e-commerce service Rakuten, is upgrading it British content portfolio to include new and classic independent titles.

The Wuaki.tv catalog, which includes content from Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, as well as U.K. distributors such as the BBC and ITV, is adding content from Metrodome, Kaleidoscope Entertainment, The Movie Partnership and Content Media Corp., among others.

New releases include The Borderlands, Conversations With Other Women, A Lonely Place to Die, The King’s Speech and Age of Heroes. Catalog titles include A Hard Day’s Night, My Name is Joe, The Ipcress File with Michael Caine, The Man Who Sued God and Lawrence of Arabia, among others.

Movies and TV series are available for both rental and purchase starting at £2.49 ($4.17) a title.

“We are working on more deals of this kind as no other streaming service is focusing on the best of British cinema in this way, and we believe it will really help set Wuaki.tv apart in the market,” U.K. content director Simon Homent said in a statement.

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