Video Solutions AG launches wedo big docs, an ad-supported linear streaming channel.
The FAST channel (Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV) will be available from autumn 2022 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on Zattoo as well as on waipu.tv in Germany. In the UK, wedo big docs will be offered on Netgem TV, and in Greece and Cyprus on Digitaltree.
wedo big docs is the first channel created as part of a joint venture between Video Solutions AG and Big Media Holdings, one of the world’s leading studios for non-fiction productions. Other common FAST channels are being planned.
“The joint venture combines Big Media’s years of experience producing documentaries and factual entertainment content with our experience building and distributing ad-supported streaming channels,” said Philipp Rotermund, Founder and CEO of Video Solutions AG. “The ad-supported streaming channel market segment has grown significantly in recent years, but there are still markets where FAST is an untapped source of revenue. We look forward to working together to unlock new opportunities to bring quality content to viewers around the world.
Jon Loew, President of Big Media Holdings, added, “As FAST continues to become the dominant business model around the world, it’s important to partner with companies that have a track record of maximizing the value of contained in direct-to-consumer offers. We are excited to launch our new channel with Video Solutions.
The launch of wedo big docs follows Video Solutions’ expansion with the wedo movie channel. The FAST channel was recently launched on Zattoo and for DTH satellite homes as an HbbTV service on Astra (19.2° East). The channel can also be received on Deutsche Telekom’s MagentaTV platform as well as Samsung TV Plus waipu.tv, LG Channels, Philips, Xiaomi, Netgem and TCL.
Video Solutions also operates the free, ad-supported video-on-demand (AVoD) service wedotv, featuring series, documentaries, TV shows and sports programming as well as lifestyle, comedy and the automobile.