Quintus Studios launches doc-focused FAST channel

Behind Bars: The World’s Toughest Prisons

German AVOD operator and distributor Quintus Studios has partnered with VOD platform Rakuten TV to launch a new FAST channel, Radical Docs.

This new factual channel features a mix of real world and investigative stories, exploring the tougher side of life in some of the world’s most unforgiving locations whilst also investigating shocking untold stories.

Radical Docs will feature programming compiled from across Quintus’ content portfolio, including shows such as Behind Bars; The World’s Toughest Prisons.

Quintus already operates the factual channels Free Documentary, FD Real, FD History, FD Nature and ENDEVR.

“We realised there is a very high demand for content touching subjects that really matter to society. Especially to a younger demographic – Radical Docs occupies this niche perfectly. Radical Docs on Rakuten TV signals the next chapter in Quintus´ rapidly and successfully growing channel business” said Gerrit Kemming, Quintus Studios MD.

Earlier this month, Quintus Studios moved into commissioning, partnering with US-based Cry Havoc Productions for Supercar Tech – its first ‘original’ show, which is destined for German network Welt and YouTube.

Kemming said the show “marks the beginning of a new era where AVOD enters the game of financing productions,” something he outlined to TBI last year.

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