Advanced Television


Xumo Play launches CraftsyTV

TN Marketing, a Minnesota-based international online media company, has announced the launch of its channel, CraftsyTV, on the free ad-supported TV (FAST) platform Xumo Play. The channel will feature a wide range of instructional tutorials, step-by-step demonstrations, and how-to videos on various creative categories such as knitting, baking, sewing, painting, paper crafts, embroidery, woodworking, crocheting, […]

January 26, 2023

Forecast: FAST channel revenues at $12bn in 2027

Free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel revenue grew almost 20 times between 2019 and 2022, and is set to triple between 2022 and 2027 to reach $12 billion (€11.9bn) according to research from analyst firm Omdia. FAST channels are increasing rapidly with more than 1,500 channels already available in the US, according to Omdia. “The […]

January 25, 2023By Colin Mann

FilmRise, Tia Mowry, Kin to produce & distribute Not Like Mama

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has teamed up with Tia Mowry, actress, producer, author, entrepreneur, and host and Kin, the LA-based lifestyle entertainment company that creates shows for diverse women’s audiences, to produce and distribute worldwide the new reality cooking show Not Like Mama. The original programme, hosted by […]

January 25, 2023

FAST Channels TV reveals 2023 lineup

FAST Channels TV’s content library continues to grow, with a channel count that now stands at over 230 – with more being added each month – offering hundreds of hit movies, binge-worthy TV, cartoons, sports, news and more. The huge collection of FAST channels includes 20 LatAm channels, 17 African channels, and 17 Indian channels, […]

January 24, 2023

wedotv AVoD service users up 115%

Video Solutions, the media company that owns and operates AVoD platform wedotv and FAST Channel wedo movies, has reported a 115 per cent increase year over year in active users.  According Video Solutions’ Co-CEOs and founders Chris Sharp and Philipp Rotermund, this success has positioned the company well for international expansion in 2023. In September […]

January 23, 2023

Echelon Studios adds FAST channels to TCL platform

Echelon Studios continues its free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) rollout, adding several new FAST channels to the TCL Channel’s free streaming platform. The TCL Channel is a streaming service available on TCL TVs, which are powered by Roku and Google smart TV systems. TCL viewers will now have access to Echelon’s a-z library, featuring original […]

January 23, 2023

US local TV measurement study launched

TV industry bodies the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), the 4A’s and the TVB are launching a joint study focused on developing an action plan for supporting the evolution of local TV measurement in the US market. The initiative will involve an extensive programme of research, consultation, and engagement with the industry, helping to […]

January 20, 2023

Plex adds FAST channels from PBS Distribution, WNET Group

Free global streaming media platform, Plex, has announced the launch of three new FAST channels from PBS Distribution, a provider of public television programmes around the world, and one new FAST channel from The WNET Group, home of New York’s, THIRTEEN – America’s flagship public television station. The new lineup, which includes PBS Antiques Roadshow,Julia […]

January 20, 2023

WTFN Entertainment launches Radar MCN

Television producer WTFN Entertainment has launched Radar MCN – a new division to support its digital content network. Headquartered in Melbourne and also with an office in the UK, the business will bring together a network of owned channels with millions of subscribers across YouTube, Facebook and Snap, as well as a series of global […]

January 16, 2023

What can we expect from FAST TV in 2023?

Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) has captured the imagination of the entertainment industry in recent years, firmly establishing itself as a disrupter in the online streaming market. Not too long ago, viewers were doing anything they could to get away from ads. With a strong focus on subscription video, ads were seen as a vestige […]

January 11, 2023