US FAST industry to exceed US$4 billion in value by 2023

The US free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) industry is set to almost double in size in the next two years. According to a new report from nScreenMedia, ad revenue earned by virtual linear (vLinear) channels will increase from US$2.1 billion in 2021 to US$4.1 billion in 2023.  In addition, the number of active users of […]

Rise of FAST lifts Amagi

The rise of free advertising supported streaming television (FAST) has been the key factor in a strong showing for broadcast and streaming software-as-a-service provider Amagi, which turned in year-on-year growth of 18% quarter-on-quarter and 110% year-on-year in the three months to June. Amagi said that growth in connected TV-based FAST channels had contributed to a […]

Insight TV secures berth on Xiaomi TV service

Millennial-focused channel and content producer Insight TV has formed a partnership with Chinese TV and smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi to bring its free advertising supported TV (FAST) channels to Xiaomi mobile phones and TVs. The distribution agreement will see lifestyle channel Insight TV,  action sports-focused channel inTrouble, science/technology channel inWonder and nature and wildlife channel InWild made available to Xiaomi TV and smartphone […]

Vice Media expands into AVOD with Roku

Vice Media Group has launched its first FAST (Free Ad-supported Streaming TV) channel on the Roku platform.  The channel, which premieres today on The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium TV on the Roku platform, will feature premium series and documentaries covering culture, entertainment, food, tech, sports and news from across Vice Media […]

Netflix launches internet speed test app

Netflix has launched its internet speed test service as an app for Android and Apple mobile devices. The FAST mobile app is able for free from the Google Play and Apple App Stores and lets users click to find out how fast, in Megabits per second, their mobile or broadband connection is. Netflix first […]