UK govt looks to bring FAST under Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code

The UK government has unveiled plans to bring the content of online TV channels such as FAST services available via connected TVs under the remit of media regulator Ofcom for the first time. The government also plans a review of the future of TV distribution, including digital-terrestrial service Freeview, satellite, cable and online TV. Culture […]

A+E Networks EMEA launches three FAST channels on Rakuten TV

A+E Networks EMEA has launched its three free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels on Rakuten TV. The launch builds on A+E Networks EMEA’s expansion into the emerging FAST space and offers free access to A+E Networks EMEA’s library of programming for its three curated channels: Inside Crime, Mystery TV, and World War TV. Inside Crime goes behind the headlines of some […]

Gracenote launches FAST acceleration programme

Gracenote, the content solutions unit of audience research giant Nielsen, has unveiled a new programme to help content publishers and broadcasters of all sizes get FAST channels and programming distributed by major streaming platforms more easily. Using data enrichment services, the Gracenote FAST Program will help Gracenote customers accelerate time-to-market for their FAST offerings. According […]

Channel 4 uses FAST platforms to launch first ever international channels

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has joined the FAST revolution, launching its first ever international channels with streaming platforms Tubi, Plex and Xumo Play. Two channels – 4 Adventure and 4 Emergency – will be available on the US versions of the streaming platforms making hundreds of hours of Channel 4 content, alongside other UK programming, available for free to […]

Pluto TV launches on TV Vision’s Philips Smart TVs in Europe and LatAm

Paramount-owned AVOD/FAST platform Pluto TV has announced a partnership with TP Vision that will see its ad-supported streaming service become available on the Philips Smart TV platform across Europe and Latin America. The deal spans 25 territories including the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, DACH and the Nordics. Through the partnership, Philips Smart TV owners […]

VideoElephant launches FAST channels on Plex

Premium video content library owner VideoElephant has launched two new FAST TV channels, Beyond Paranormal and Travel Escapes, on the Plex platform. Beyond Paranormal and Travel Escapes are live now in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on the Plex platform and are part of Plex’s featured content for an initial launch period, the company […]

Amagi: connected TV and FAST adoption exploding in Latin America

Connected TV adoption is exploding in Latin America – notably in Brazil and Mexico – with an accompanying surge of interest in FAST, according to technology outfit Amagi’s latest Quarterly Global FAST Report. The FAST Report revealed a surge in CTV adoption rates across Brazil and Mexico, with 94% growth in CTV penetration in Brazil […]

Ubisoft, Animaj tap OTTera to deliver FAST Rabbids

Ubisoft Film & Television, the film and television division of the video game company Ubisoft, and kids media company Animaj have teamd up to tap FAST and OTT app provider OTTera to deliver IP-based FAST channel Rabbids (Lapins Crétins), created by Ubisoft and distributed by Animaj to 13 countries across Europe through Samsung TV Plus. […]

Fuel TV strikes FAST deal with Sling Freestream

Action sports provider Fuel TV, the global leader in action sports content, has struck an agreement with FAST sports streaming service Sling Freestream. This partnership allows Sling Freestream subscribers access to all of Fuel TV’s programming, a mix of adventure, competition, urban culture and nature lifestyles. Fuel TV says that the partnership between it and […]

Channelbox launches FAST Love TV Channels on Freeview

Channelbox, which provides channels in the UK via digital-terrestrial platform Freeview through a hybrid IP offering, has launched FAST channels Love Wine, Love the Planet and Trailers from Love TV Channels. Love Wine is aimed at wine lovers offering insights into vineyards, wine making processes, tasting notes and more. Love the Planet features documentaries highlighting […]

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