F.A.S.T. stands for Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV. This is a linear online channel interrupted by commercial ads. Linear in this case means the channel programme follows a curated playlist. It is not on-demand content, but a fixed editorial programme.
A major advantage of FAST Channels is the ability to market the advertising slots, generating revenue for the content owner.
The latest cloud-based technologies allow for setting up a channel without the immense hardware and software costs neccessary so far. FAST channels are usually designed for specific target groups and enable the targeted consumption of content. These can be in the areas of entertainment, fiction, documentaries, music, culture, sports or other areas of interest.
TVN SOLUTIONS is the provider for FAST channel operation with regard to editorial, technical and operational services. Our portfolio includes the editorial support and design of the channel, the technical set-up from ingest to playout, as well as the preparation and design of the content, for example in Dolby Atmos mastering or graphic adaptation.
Do you own content rights and are looking for a media partner for setting-up a FAST channel ? Then you've come to the right place.