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Vevo launches channels on Sling Freestream

Vevo, the music video network, has launched six free linear-programmed channels on Sling Freestream, the FAST service on Sling TV in the US. Vevo channels on Sling Freestream include: Vevo Pop, Vevo Country, Vevo 70s, Vevo 80s, Vevo Latino and Vevo Features. “Vevo continues to grow its FAST network, and this partnership with Sling Freestream […]

February 6, 2024

StarTalk TV on Pluto TV

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s media network, StarTalk, has announced the launch of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk TV on Pluto TV, the free streaming television service. StarTalk teamed with global creator company Jellysmack, develop its first live linear channel, which fuses science with pop culture and humour – 24/7. StarTalk TV showcases the expertise of renowned astrophysicist […]

February 6, 2024

Freely streamer to launch in Q2

Everyone TV – the organisation leading the evolution of free TV in the UK – has confirmed that its new streaming service Freely, backed by BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, will launch in Q2 2024. Everyone TV has also offered a first glimpse at the user-interface and features of Freely, including what it […]

February 5, 2024By Colin Mann

Chicken Soup for the Soul relaunching FrightPIX

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has formed a joint venture with Swirl Films to relaunch the AVoD service FrightPIX as a FAST, YouTube channel, and offer it through other connected platforms. A home for creature features, zombies, thrillers, and creepy crimes, FrightPIX offers viewers a curated selection of horror and thriller content. Under the […]

February 5, 2024

France: M6, TF1 share Euro 2024

M6 and TF1, the two French FTA broadcasters of Euro 2024 matches, have agreed a deal they will see the duo share the final stages of the tournament. Akin to the 2016 and 2020 championships, M6 will air the final match as well as twelve other meetings, while TF1 will broadcast twelve matches, including the […]

January 30, 2024From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Chicken Soup for the Soul, FUEL TV partnership

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has formed a joint venture with FUEL TV, the specialist in action-sports content, to create FUEL TV branded SVoD and FAST channels. The companies will combine their respective content catalogues, including Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment-owned SVoD channels, which will become FUEL TV SURF, and LiftTicket will become […]

January 29, 2024

Research: SVoD stacking falling; FAST viewership rising

Consumer appetite for subscription streaming services has transformed the industry over the past decade, but data from Omdia has found a notable shift in SVoD ‘stacking’ behaviour. According to Omdia, there has been a significant change in the way consumers are subscribing to multiple streaming services. Previously, consumers would often stack multiple subscriptions to gain […]

January 25, 2024

Data: UK adspend hits £9.6bn

Advertising spend in the UK beat expectations in the third quarter of 2023, according to the latest quarterly data from WARC and the Advertising Association, driven by search and online display spending. Key figures The AA/WARC report finds that spend rose by 15.9 per cent to a total of £9.6 billion (€11.2bn) for the period […]

January 25, 2024

Amagi’s 10th FAST Report reveals 28% rise in global ad impressions

Amagi, the global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and Connected TV (CTV) has announced that the 10th edition of its Quarterly Global FAST Report, comparing Q3 2022 to Q3 2023 and Q4 2022 to Q4 2023, has found consistent growth in ad impressions within the global FAST market, with increases of 15 per […]

January 25, 2024

OUTtv Proud on Freeview

OUTtv, the LGBTQ+ television and streaming service, in partnership with Fuse Media, has secured a deal with Channelbox to distribute OUTtv Proud, its international FAST channel, in the UK via Freeview. Following the recent deal with Netgem in 2023 which saw OUTtv Proud launch in the UK and Ireland, OUTtv is further expanding the reach […]

January 24, 2024