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FAST Channels

A+E Networks appoints Garner Head of FAST Channels

A+E Networks has named Mark Garner to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Head of Global FAST Channels, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Steven MacDonald, President, Global Licensing & International, to whom he reports. “As FAST continues to be a critical area for growth around the world, we are thrilled to […]

September 27, 2023

ZEE FAST channels launch on Freeview UK

Zee Entertainment, in partnership with Global Distribution Services and Synapse TV, has launched its FAST channels Zee World, Zest, Zing and Zee Punjabi on Freeview channel 278, becoming the largest Asian TV network in the UK. The channels offer an array of content, ranging from lifestyle and entertainment to drama and regional programming. With ZEE […]

September 20, 2023

Great American Media, Pure Flix complete merger

Great American Media and Sony Pictures Television’s Pure Flix have completed the previously announced merger to combine the two companies. The successful merger joins Great American Media’s family-friendly linear and FAST channels with the Pure Flix faith and family SVoD service into a consolidated entity. Great American Media retains a majority interest in the merged […]

June 16, 2023

Little Dot Studios launches The Chat Show Channel

Digital content agency and media network, Little Dot Studios – an All3Media Company – has launched its eighth FAST channel, dedicated to interviewing the stars. The Chat Show Channel  (The Talk Show Channel in the US), features more than 2,000 film, music, comedy and sport stars and is available in seven territories initially including the […]

June 14, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Amazon Freevee adding MGM, WBD FAST Channels

Amazon Freevee has agreed a deal with MGM and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) to add 23 FAST channels to its portfolio. MGM is to launch 12 FAST channels on Freevee, whilst the other 11 will feature WBD content. The new channels joins Freevee’s slate of over 280 FAST channels which can be accessed through the […]

June 13, 2023

FilmRise: 384 FAST channels on streaming platforms

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has announced it now has 384 FAST Channels on streaming platforms both domestically and internationally including 18 new channels that launched in the past month across Google TV, LG, Rakuten, Plex and Vizio. Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise, commented: “We have been forecasting for […]

June 7, 2023

Gunpowder & Sky acquires titles for FAST channels

Gunpowder & Sky (G&S), an independent studio, has acquired more than 30 TV series and feature films for its thematic FAST channels, DUST and ALTER, New acquisitions include: Train to Busan; Creep; Hounds of Love; Summer of ‘84; The Masters of Horror series, with episodes directed by John Carpenter,Tobe Hooper, Joe Dante and John Landis; Fear Itself, […]

June 7, 2023

More Blue Ant FAST channels on VIZIO WatchFree+

Producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media, has announced the launch of its free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels, Homeful and Love Pets on VIZIO WatchFree+ for US users. Homeful features notable real estate, renovation and transformation series and is home to TV reno celebrity, Mike Holmes’ iconic catalogue of inspiring home series and […]

May 24, 2023

A+E Networks EMEA FAST channels on Samsung TV Plus

A+E Networks EMEA has launched three FAST channels on Samsung TV Plus, the ad-supported video-on-demand streaming service. Samsung TV Plus’ customers will have free access to A+E Networks EMEA’s programming library for its trio of curated channels: Inside Crime, Mystery TV, and World War TV. Inside Crime goes behind the headlines of some of the […]

May 11, 2023