▷ Rakuten TV and VICE Studios explore the impact of blockchain on our …

31.10.2021 – 02:44

DigitalBits Foundation; Rakuten TV; VICE Studios

London (ots/PRNewswire)

The original series will feature an episode tracing the journey of DigitalBits, the blockchain for brands, and showing how iconic companies began to take advantage of this technology

Rakuten TV and VICE Studios will produce a new documentary series exploring various emerging technologies that will soon affect our daily lives. The fascinating 5-part series will cover 5 main topics: meat from the laboratory, space cleaners, cyborgs, nuclear fusion and blockchain.

But what about the future of the economy? This is already the case in the area of ​​so-called “cryptocurrencies”. In the blockchain episode, the upcoming original co-production delves deep into this new but rapidly growing concept, also known as virtual money, and shows how it can be used.

In this episode, Rakuten TV and VICE Studios shed light on many of the potential uses of blockchain technology by taking the journey of DigitalBits and how it becomes the blockchain for brands in various industries such as sports and entertainment, luxury, finance, and others.

Teresa López, Content Director at Rakuten TV, stated: “We are committed to telling stories that reflect our values: empowerment, optimism and innovation. This documentary series will present our users with 5 stories about how innovation makes our lives and our society improves. The innovative members of the DigitalBits ecosystem are perfectly connected to the storytelling that will develop in this project. “

Dan Bowen, Executive Producer for VICE Studios, said, “We are excited to be working with Rakuten TV on this unique project to bring new insights into blockchain to viewers around the world.”

Al Burgio, Founder of the DigitalBits blockchain, said, “The blockchain and the cryptocurrency industry have grown exponentially. It is a great honor for us that Rakuten TV and VICE Studios, two leading media companies, are the advent of this industry and the way recognize how brands started using the DigitalBits blockchain. “

Blockchain will have a significant impact on the economy and the way customers and brands consume or sell products. For this reason, Rakuten TV and the DigitalBits Foundation are in talks to explore possible future collaborations.

The documentary series is produced by Dan Bowen. It will appear on Rakuten TV in 2022 and will be available free of charge and exclusively through the platform in 43 European countries.

Notes for editors:

  • The series does not currently have a title

About Rakuten TV

Rakuten TV is the first video-on-demand and streaming platform in Europe to offer TVoD (Transactional Video-on-Demand), SVoD (Subscription Video-on-Demand), AVoD (Advertising Video-on-Demand) ) and FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV) services are combined to offer a universe of content and simplify the entertainment experience.

The TVoD service offers an authentic cinema experience with the latest releases to buy or rent in high quality audio and video. The SVoD service enables the subscription to the premium service Starzplay. The ad-financed offer includes the AVoD and FAST services. The AVoD service offers more than 10,000 titles on demand, including films, documentaries and series from Hollywood and local studios, as well as the Rakuten Stories catalog of original and exclusive content. The FAST service consists of an extensive range of over 90 free linear channels from global networks, leading European broadcasters and media groups, as well as their own thematic channels with curated content.

Rakuten TV is available in 43 European countries and currently reaches more than 90 million households via its branded remote control button and the app pre-installed on smart TVs.


Rakuten TV is part of the Rakuten Group, Inc. and is one of the world’s leading internet service companies specializing in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communication. Rakuten is the official partner of FC Barcelona, ​​the NBA, the Golden State Warriors, the Davis Cup and the Spartan Race.

About Vice Studios

VICE Studios is a global production and sales division within the VICE Media Group that is top notch Original programs in the areas of documentary, screenplay and feature filmsupplies . With development and production teams in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, VICE Studios permeates culture, delivering stories that are popular, human, and focus on the unexpected for audiences around the world place.

VICE Studios also hosts VICE’s new licensing and distribution group with a catalog of more than 1000 hours of programming created within the VICE Media Group and spanning a range of genres from documentaries to lifestyle to Vice News.

The most recent in-house productions of VICE Studios include Flee, the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentaries at Sundance 2021, the six-part documentary series Pride for FX, the documentary series American Gladiators “with ESPN, Tell Me Lies for Hulu and Moments Like This Never Last, which premiered on DOCNYC. VICE Studios productions launched in 2017 include Chris Smith’s Emmy-nominated series Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond and Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened (Netflix); feature film The Report starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening (Amazon); Diego Osornos 1994 (Netflix), Dark Side of the Ring (VICE TV), AKA Jane Roe (FX) and Satanic Verses (BBC).

Press contact:

Fernanda Perabeles
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