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Pluto TV expands South Park content internationally

Pluto TV, the free ad-supported streaming television service, is providing South Park fans around the globe with a new way to enjoy the hit franchise, as the platform launches a special category dedicated to the celebrated animated series. Starting this April, Pluto TV will build on the franchise;s success on the platform, offering viewers an […]

April 23, 2024

Canada: Realmadrid TV on Pluto TV

Pluto TV has announced the launch of the Realmadrid TV channel in Canada. Available immediately, fans of the football club in Canada will have access to exclsuive content pertaining to the team. Realmadrid TV features a variety of content around the club including latest news, interviews with players, coaches, and staff members, magazine shows, behind […]

April 23, 2024

Report: FTA sport worth €4.9bn to European economy

An independent report commissioned by the EBU from Oxford Economics estimates that the economic impact of public service media (PSM) sports broadcasting contributed €4.9 billion to Europe’s GDP and supported over 60,000 jobs in 2022. The findings include direct contributions from content production and broadcasting and significant indirect and induced impacts due to supply chain […]

April 22, 2024

Freeview: Nearly 23m TVs sold since 2014

Freeview has revealed that is has sold nearly 23 million TVs since 2014, according to GFK, PTV Panel. That’s more than enough TV sets to entertain the entire populations of London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow combined. Freeview offers more than 70 standard and a selection of HD live channels, 30 radio stations and 12 […]

April 22, 2024

Impresa chooses OKAST to launch FAST channels

Impresa, the Portuguese media group, has chosen OKAST Channels to launch its free, ad-supported channels (FAST) on its OTT platform OPTO SIC. The new channels available immediately are SIC Alta Definição and SIC Replay. SIC Alta Definição offers dozens of episodes of SIC’s classic programmes, freely available, bringing together several generations of guests and conversations. […]

April 22, 2024

TrueTVplus revolutionises FAST market

TrueTVplus, an industry leader in Free Ad-supported Streaming Television (FAST), is spearheading innovation with the launch of their free ad-supported consumer Apps, paving the way for content owners to thrive in the rapidly evolving streaming landscape. Over the past two years, TrueTVplus has emerged as a trailblazer, successfully creating, launching, and monetizing 23 FAST linear […]

April 15, 2024

Sandbox launches edutainment FAST Channel in UK, IE

Sandbox Group, the leading provider of digital subscription content services for children and families worldwide,  has launched a new free ad-supported (FAST) channel on Netgem TV. PlayKids TV will be distributed in the UK and Ireland through Netgem’s ISP partners including TalkTalk TV, Community Fibre TV and BetterTV. The new kids channel, PlayKids TV, offers […]

April 15, 2024

Spain: Connected TV ad revenues up 120%

TV ad revenues remained largely flat in 2023 in Spain with a slight increase of 0.3 per cent to €1.73 billion, according to Infoadex – but Connected TV made huge gains. FTA nationwide TV took the majority of revenues with €1.48 billion, down 2.6 per cent from €1.51 billion in 2022. Pay-TV channels saw ad […]

April 12, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Amagi reports broadcast and FAST channels growth on Google Cloud

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has announced a strong surge in its customer deployments of broadcast and FAST channels on Google Cloud. Its channel growth of over 30 per cent on Google Cloud in the last six months underscores Amagi’s steadfast commitment to providing its customers with […]

April 10, 2024

Netgem expands FAST Lane roll-out in Europe

Netgem has announced the expansion of its FAST channels aggregation service FAST Lane to two more countries, after successfully driving FAST adoption and revenue in the UK with TalkTalk and other operators for four years. FAST Lane is designed to deliver the best experience and maximum revenue for operators and content owners when rolling out […]

April 10, 2024