Channel Launches

Gusto TV expands Samsung partnership for New Zealand launch

Cooking channel Gusto TV is set to launch in New Zealand via an expanded relationship with Samsung TV Plus. The channel is available to view for free on Samsung’s FAST service, and launches in the territory for the first time. Gusto TV offers a wide range of food-oriented programming with hundreds of hours of proprietary […]

Euronews launches Romanian channel

European news organisation Euronews has announced the launch of Euronews Romania. The channel, which launches May 25, is a national news channel that delivers national, European and international news to Romanian audiences. The launch comes a month after Euronews successfully launched a similar channel in Bulgaria. Euronews Romania is formed as a partnership between the […]

AMCNI launches dedicated local feed for CBS Reality in Romania

AMC Networks International UK (AMCNI UK) has announced the launch of CBS Reality in Romania. The channel is a dedicated local feed of the factual entertainment network, which is a JV between AMCNI UK and Paramount Global. CBS Reality first launched in Romania in 2001 as part of the EMEA feed, with the channel now […]

M7 Group provides European launch platform for far-right US news outlet NEWSMAX

US far-right news network NEWSMAX is set to come to Europe via a distribution deal with CANAL+-owned M7 Group. NEWSMAX – which rose to prominence in late 2020 after repeating false claims that the presidential election was stolen – is currently available in 52 million pay TV homes in the US via operators including DIRECTV, Dish, […]

Tennis Channel launches T2 FAST channel on Samsung TV Plus

Tennis Channel has partnered with Amagi to launch a new FAST channel dubbed T2. The channel, which will operate 24-hours a day, is available on Samsung TV Plus, and provides viewers with an insight into both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. Tennis Channel is utilising Amagi’s Cloudport cloud-based channel playout platform, while also leveraging […]

beIN Sports adds AFC Champions league and AFC Cup rights in MENA

beIN Media Group has extended its broadcast deal with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).  The expanded deal will see beIN Sports broadcast the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup across the MENA region.  beIN will be the exclusive rights holder in 14 MENA territories including: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, […]

Curiosity partners with LG for FAST channel launch

Factual outfit Curiosity has launched a free, ad-supported streaming channel via a partnership with TV manufacturer LG. Curiosity Now will offer original and curated documentaries, shows and series across nature, history, science and travel genres. Programming on offer includes Ancient Engineering, The Secret Lives of Big Cats, Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, Myths & Monsters and […]

FITE launches FAST channel with Dooya

Combat sports streaming platform FITE has announced a partnership with Dooya Media to launch its first FAST channel. FITE will use Dooya’s FASTCast process to provide cable-quality distribution and monetization to traditional cable operators as well as OTT platforms and connected televisions.  The new FAST channel FITE 24/7 will be available at launch on LG […]

TMB brings The Pet Collective to IMDb TV

Pet-enthusiast channel, The Pet Collective, has announced a partnership to launch on Amazon-owned IMDb TV. The channel, owned and operated by TMB, received more than five million monthly viewership hours across multiple platforms and is available on IMDb TV from today.  The Pet Collective streams 24/7 with a mixture of entertaining and informative pet content. […]

Fremantle launches ‘American Idol’ FAST channel in UK on Samsung TV Plus

Fremantle is moving further into Free Ad-supported Streaming Television (FAST) in the UK with a new partnership that will see American Idol become available to Samsung TV Plus users. The show’s 20th season, which airs on ABC in the US, will be available to UK viewers exclusively from 2 March via the free-to-watch platform. New episodes will […]