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Canada: Bell Media launches new FAST channels

Bell Media has announced the launch of 10 English and French-language FAST channels, featuring a selection of entertainment, factual, news, and sports programming. All 10 channels are now available on LG Channels in Canada, and are expected to roll out on Samsung TV Plus in the coming weeks. Additional Bell Media FAST channels and platform […]

April 25, 2024

CNA debuts on Freeview

Asia-based news and current affairs channel, CNA, is now available in the UK on Freeview UK, the country’s largest TV platform. The CNA free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel offers viewers the latest news from Asia, as well as award-winning documentaries and current affairs programmes with an Asian perspective. Some of the content viewers can […]

April 24, 2024

LG Channels expands line-up in Europe

LG TV owners across European countries can gain access to new free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels, including Sony Pictures’ Sony One Channels, and a suite of channels from Lionsgate. With Sony One Channels now available in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, and Lionsgate channels available in the UK, […]

April 24, 2024

DAZN FAST channels on Tubi

Tubi, Fox’s ad-supported streaming service in North America, has announced a content partnership with DAZN, the sports streaming platform. The licensing agreement will see DAZN Ringside and DAZN Women’s Football FAST Channels launch in the US, and DAZN TV and DAZN Women’s Football FAST Channels launch in Canada. This is the first time the DAZN […]

April 24, 2024

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