More FAST Channels Go Live

As previously posted, ThreeNow is now home to two more FAST channels, CNN Fast and The Graham Norton Show.

Here’s the media release:

CNN Fast and The Graham Norton Show FAST channels launch on ThreeNow 

Thursday 16 May 2024 – Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ adds two new FAST (Free Ad-supported Streaming TV) Channels to its content portfolio this week, with CNN Fast and The Graham Norton Show channels available for free on ThreeNow, the fastest growing streaming service in New Zealand.

CNN Fast is a curated channel of short-form videos and offers a fresh way for new audiences to watch a range of quick-paced, internationally focused CNN content across entertainment, business, sport and major news events.

The Graham Norton Show channel provides 24/7 stories, chat and music from some of the biggest celebrities in the world who have graced Graham’s big red couch.

“ThreeNow is the fastest growing streaming service in New Zealand, and now the home for premium FAST channels, says Juliet Peterson, Vice President, Head of Networks Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ.

“Their popularity in the past year has soared with live streams supported by the growth of FAST channels increasing by 81%.” *

“We’re excited to launch CNN Fast in New Zealand,” says Humphrey Black, Vice President, Distribution, CNN International Commercial.

“The swift video style offers a different way to keep up with CNN International’s renowned news and lifestyle content in a dynamic and engaging format. We look forward to connecting with more viewers through ThreeNow.”

The arrival of CNN Fast and The Graham Norton Show boosts an already extensive FAST channel offering on ThreeNow, which includes – MovieSphere by Lionsgate, Warner Bros. TV House Hunters, Warner Bros. TV Paranormal, Warner Bros. TV True Crime, Warner Bros. TV Motor Heads, Warner Bros. TV Deadliest Catch and West Family Sagas, as well as featuring live coverage of the popular Sail GP, NASCAR and Moto GP.

To stream CNN Fast or The Graham Norton Show download the ThreeNow app on your device and click ‘Live TV’.

*Source: Adobe analytics Jan-Apr 24. 

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4 Responses to “More FAST Channels Go Live”

  1. Very surprised to see these launched so quickly. Hopefully more are on the way. Any sign of Pluto TV launching here Philip? Is Sky looking at FAST channels to bolster Sky Opens presence?

  2. Would love to see how ThreeNow is developing (with actual statistics). Not sure its the fastest growing streaming service according to Neilsen. Steady growth, making its as big as Amazon Prime but Youtube still looks like the fastest growing service…..

  3. CNN Fast reminds me of the good old days of CNN when it was owned by Turner Broadcasting when they had their 30 minute news loop channel called CNN Headline News back in the 1990s.

  4. Great point, Paul W. I think CNN Fast’s a good example of how convenient a FAST channel can be for dipping in and out of for info on the go. Plus: it’s in HD — which should shame Sky into upgrading its news channels. They still look so ’90s in SD.

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