This FAST channel is launched under the umbrella of the European consortium FAST4EU.
Germany-based programming distributor Kinostar has launched its first-ever Free Ad-Supported Television (FAST) channel, Turk on Video Free, in partnership with Paris-based streaming tech provider OKAST. The channel will be accessible on Amazon Freevee.
Showcasing a curated selection of Turkish movies, Turk on Video Free is positioned as a complementary linear counterpart to Kinostar’s existing Turk on Video channels, available on Amazon Channels across German-speaking Europe, Benelux, and Scandinavia.
This FAST channel is introduced under the umbrella of the European consortium FAST4EU, co-funded by the European Union. Since 2022, FAST4EU has been actively supporting the creation and launch of FAST channels to cater to audiences throughout the European Union.
OKAST, a specialist in Over-The-Top (OTT), FAST, and live streaming services, spearheads the FAST4EU Consortium.
Michael Roesch, CEO of Kinostar, said: “Turkish content holds a prominent position globally, being widely acclaimed. Following successful screenings in European cinemas and availability on various platforms such as TVOD, EST, and SVOD channels, we are thrilled to collaborate with our partner, OKAST, via FAST4EU consortium, to make this content accessible to an even broader audience, free of charge and supported by advertisements.”
Cédric Monnier, CEO and co-founder of OKAST, added: “The introduction of this new channel in Germany serves as another testament to the excellence and variety of European content formats eligible for the innovative distribution model known as FAST. By targeting the Turkish community, this new channel exemplifies the ability of FAST to engage multiple and diverse audiences on a significant platform such as Amazon Freevee.”