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UKTV moves into FAST channels with Samsung TV Plus & Pluto TV launches

BBC Studios-owned comcaster UKTV has launched four FAST channels on Samsung TV Plus and Pluto TV. The channels will launch in the UK today on Samsung TV Plus and tomorrow on Pluto TV, providing curated content from UKTV FTA channels Dave, Drama, W and Yesterday The UKTV Play Heroes channel will focus on shows following […]

Samsung TV Plus eyeing FAST originals, but “it’s still early days”

Samsung TV Plus is eyeing a move into original commissioning for its FAST channels, its country lead for France, Antoine Chotard, has said here at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival. When asked about the possibility while speaking on a FAST panel this weekend, Chotard said “soon” but “not yet.” He suggested that “It’s still early days […]

Samsung TV Plus sets ‘soft cap’ on channels, as FAST exclusivity demands grow

Samsung TV Plus is increasingly looking for exclusive channels and content for its FAST platform, as well as setting a “soft cap” on the number of channels on its service. Jennifer Batty, who became head of content acquisition for Samsung’s FAST service last year, said surging interest in the space had created an environment in […]

All3Media International hires Samsung TV Plus exec to lead FAST expansion

All3Media International has landed Samsung TV Plus exec Amanda Stevens to lead its expanding FAST and AVOD operations. Stevens becomes director of global digital partnerships at the UK-based sales arm and is tasked with identifying new ad-supported opportunities and maximising existing deals. She reports into Gary Woolf, All3’s EVP of strategic development, and will join […]

Warner Bros. Discovery makes first entertainment move into FAST with motoring channel

Warner Bros. Discovery has launched its first entertainment-focused FAST channel in North America, which will offer programming from its MotorTrend Group. The channel, which is available via Samsung TV Plus in the US and Canada, carries content from the archive of MotorTrend, which also has a traditional cable network that features shows starring experts including […]

Samsung TV Plus expands Swedish offer with Youlook deal

FAST TV channel service Youlook is expanding its service in Sweden. The deal with Samsung TV Plus will see Youlook offering shows from its 3,000+ hour catalogue via seven channels. The initial launch content portfolio includes genres such as hit movies and series, action and adventure, drama, comedy, sports, home, and specialised content for entertainment enthusiasts […]

Samsung names RTL & CBS alum as acquisitions boss for FAST service TV Plus

Samsung has appointed former RTL, CBS and Hooq exec Jennifer Batty as head of content acquisition for its FAST service, Samsung TV Plus.   Batty, who will focus on the content acquisition strategy for Samsung TV Plus within the European region, has over 20 years of experience in media, having previously held senior roles at the […]

Samsung refreshes FAST service TV Plus, extends content deals with BBCS, A+E & more

Samsung is rebooting its FAST TV service, Samsung TV Plus, and has struck expanded content partnerships with A+E Networks, The E.W. Scripps Company and BBC Studios. The company said its FAST service currently offers more than 1,600 channels globally across 24 countries and 465 million devices, claiming that users have streamed shows for nearly 3 billion […]

Exclusive: Chefclub moves into OTT with French & Swiss FAST launch

Paris-based digital food brand Chefclub has struck an agreement with Samsung TV Plus to launch a new FAST channel in France and Switzerland. The agreement extends Chefclub’s reach into OTT streaming for the first time and follows the channel’s launch in December 2021, rolling out with 50 hours of existing Chefclub content, and 10 hours […]

Exclusive: Banijay Rights expands FAST network in UK with Samsung

Banijay Rights is moving further into Free Ad-supported Streaming Television (FAST) with the launch of two new UK channels via Samsung TV, TBI has learned. The two channels will be brand specific, offering more than 400 hours of Deal Or No Deal USA and McLeod’s Daughters to viewers via the Samsung TV Plus UK service. […]