Red Bee Media, a leading global media services provider, today announces the addition of Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) services to its Red Bee Pulse product. Bringing its proven expertise in working with some of the world’s most renowned broadcasters and best-in-breed technology partners, Red Bee’s FAST services enable media organizations to explore new business models and reach wider markets.

Red Bee’s scalable OTT virtual channel and advanced ad insertion capabilities help organisations launch FAST services quickly and grow digital audiences. Harnessing its established partnerships with ad tech and personalization specialist Nowtilus and  ad serving and SSP capabilities of Equativ, Red Bee is helping customers optimize content monetization and ensure a seamless end-to-end advertising workflow.

As traditional linear broadcasting and over-the-top (OTT) streaming markets converge, content owners require trusted media partners to distribute content reliably to global audiences.  Red Bee’s FAST services enable  media brands to quickly spin up FAST channels and maximize the value of their on-demand video assets, providing audiences with personalized ‘lean-back’ streaming experiences.

"FAST represents an interesting opportunity for media organisations, enabling tailored, lean-back viewing experiences, serving the free TV audience. Red Bee has invested in services that enable customer growth in a convergent and rapidly evolving media landscape. Working closely with partners like Nowtilus, we can deliver competitive solutions to enable brands to launch new services, to adapt and thrive.”

Steve Russell Chief Product Officer, Red Bee Media

Red Bee’s FAST services include support for live and video-on-demand sources, compatibility with third-party scheduling software, and flexible channel management and creation. Red Bee Pulse allows customers to distribute content across connected TVs, OTT- and other third-party platforms, as well as native TV apps.

"We’re excited to take our partnership with Red Bee Media from strength to strength by enabling FAST channel rollouts for exciting media brands. With our powerful dynamic ad insertion platform, customers will be able to bring highly-personalized FAST viewing experiences to their audiences across new and emerging platforms and devices.”

Patrick Knippel Co-founder and Managing Director, Nowtilus

About Red Bee

Red Bee Media is the leading global media services partner for innovation and growth. Every day, millions of people across the globe discover, enjoy and engage with content prepared, managed, broadcast and streamed using Red Bee’s services. The company empowers some of the world’s strongest media brands, broadcasters and content owners to instantly connect with audiences anywhere at any time. Headquartered in London, with 2300 media experts in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America, Red Bee provides innovative solutions across the entire content delivery chain including Playout, OTT, Distribution, MCR, Media Management, Access Services, Content Discovery, and Post-Production. 



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