Advanced Television


Channel 4 first FAST channels for US

British broadcaster Channel 4 has launched its first international channels after striking deals with US streaming platforms Tubi, Plex and Xumo Play. Two channels – 4 Adventure and 4 Emergency – will be available on the streaming platforms making hundreds of hours of Channel 4 content, alongside other UK programming, available for free to millions […]

September 4, 2023

At Home with Family Handyman a success for TMB

TMB, the community driven entertainment company with a FAST portfolio that reached over 11 billion minutes of watch time last year is celebrating the success of its most recent channel, At Home With Family Handyman. The FAST channel is now officially TMB’s fastest growing to date with a 129 per cent increase in minutes watched […]

July 5, 2023

NBCUniversal launches slew of new FAST channels

NBCUniversal has announced a new free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) linear content offerings from across the NBCU Television & Streaming portfolio and NBCUniversal Global Distribution library. For the first time, viewers can access programming across all NBCUniversal genres centred on popular titles and categories available anytime at no additional cost. Curated with content from past […]

June 29, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Xumo Play launches NFL Channel

Xumo Play, the ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service owned by Comcast, has launched the NFL Channel in the US, just in time for live coverage of the 2023 NFL Draft with NFL Draft Center. For the first three rounds on April 27th and 28th, NFL Draft Center, will feature live, look-in coverage with commentary and […]

April 27, 2023

History Hit launches on Xfinity, Xumo

History Hit, the SV0D, podcast and content platform founded by historian Dan Snow and acquired by digital content agency and media network Little Dot Studios (an All3Media company), has launched across Comcast’s Entertainment platforms in the US. With this launch, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and Xumo TV customers can enjoy unlimited access to podcasts and […]

April 24, 2023

Xumo Play launches Nature and Wildlife channel

Xumo Play, the free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service, has announced the launch of the Xumo Free Nature and Wildlife TV channel, coinciding with Earth Month in April, and featuring over 150 hours of themed content. Viewers will be able to explore the best of mother nature and its living creatures through TV series that […]

April 6, 2023

Study: Over 2,200 FAST channels in EU5

More than 2,200 FAST channels are active across platforms such as Plex, Pluto TV, Rakuten TV, Rlaxx TV, Samsung TV Plus and Xumo in the EU5 countries (Germany, Spain, France, Italy and UK). According to the AVoD/FAST Market Report by Médiamétrie and NPA Conseil, half of these channels are exclusive to each domestic market. In […]

April 5, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

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

Xumo, Element 4K smart TV portfolio expansion

Xumo, the streaming platform joint venture between US multiplay operators Comcast and Charter, and Element Electronics are to launch a new line of 4K Ultra HD smart TVs, across the US in 2023. Xumo was formed to develop and offer a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs. […]

January 6, 2023

XUMO launches Holiday Hub

XUMO, the free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service, has launched its Holiday Hub of 18 dedicated channels, featuring hundreds of hours of themed entertainment, including seasonal movies, several Xumo original titles as well as a dedicated movie marathon from Hallmark Movies & More, home of Hallmark’s holiday classics. “Our Holiday Hub is the ideal destination […]

November 16, 2022