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Staccs TV FAST channel launching in UK

March 21, 2024

Swedish tech startup Staccs, a FAST technology company with its own line up of music video channels, has announced it is launching its Staccs TV channel on Samsung TV Plus in the UK from April 24th.

Available only in the Nordics until now, Staccs TV is a dedicated music channel where viewers can enjoy round the clock music videos, concert clips, exclusive recordings and more. The channel will offer music fans a range of  curated programming such as legendary live performances, modern country, the best of 2023, iconic music videos, classic love songs, and more.

As well as music videos, Staccs TV will offer original programmes such as Heavy Metal HeyDaze, a new show on Thursday evening swhich takes viewers down memory lane of rock ‘n’ roll, hosted by the former MTV presenter Vanessa Warwick. Staccs TV will be Staccs’ flagship TV channel on Samsung TV Plus, with plans to add a further three more channels to the platform already in the works.

Additonally, Staccs TV will air in Spain and Italy in June this year.

Robert Kviby, CEO of Staccs, said: “We are thrilled to bring Staccs TV to music lovers in the UK. We always wanted to bring our unique video services to the UK audience, who live and breathe music like nowhere else. We’ve been building the best technical innovations not available on any FAST channel to date, such as enabling viewer and advertiser engagement. From my 25+ years in television, FAST channels are changing the way we enjoy TV and with the programming on Staccs TV we’re meeting the growing demand with the very best in music entertainment that will see us become the go-to music television channel.”

“At Samsung, we’re focused on providing the best TV experience to our customers,” commented Stuart Pearson, UK Lead, Content Acquisition at Samsung TV Plus. “We are pleased to welcome  Staccs TV to our Samsung TV Plus FAST platform, and bring their exciting catalogue of music videos and original content to our viewers. Audiences are responding to FAST because of its unique value proposition, offering a broad range of free streaming content including music, right alongside live sports, entertainment, news and more”.

Jonas Thulin, COO of Staccs, added: “FAST channels are adding another dimension and possible revenue stream to the music industry. After working over three decades in the music industry, I have been approached countless times by both artists and managers who have expressed a high demand for an outlet that promotes their visual work to the biggest possible audience, with fair compensation. Viewers can have Staccs TV on and enjoy their favourite music video or watch original programming such as Heavy Metal HeyDaze. We’re aiming to bring people closer to the music in the easiest way possible.”

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