Banijay Rights is to launch its first Banijay-branded general entertainment FAST channel, Horizons: Powered By Banijay.

The channel will offer more than 200 hours of UK content to viewers on Samsung TV Plus UK and LG Channels, Horizons: Powered By Banijay will feature a number of series from Banijay’s catalogue including Location, Location, Location, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Pointless, as well as drama series Gunpowder and The Woman in White.

The new FAST (Free Ad-Supported Television) channel launches this week and features new integrated ‘Powered by Banijay’ branding – which will now be added to Banijay Rights’ entire suite of 13 live FAST Channels and more than 50 live streams globally.

Shaun Keeble, VP Digital, Banijay Rights, said: “Horizons isn’t just a name, it’s a way of thinking – and doing business – for us here at Banijay Rights. Launching our own, dedicated, Banijay-branded FAST channel in the UK is the perfect way to attract new viewers to some of our leading global IP – and with this country’s FAST and AVOD activity growing from strength to strength, it’s a fantastic time to expand on our already burgeoning suite of channels with Horizons and continue to lead the market in this space.”

Horizons – Powered By Banijay builds on Banijay Rights’ other FAST channel brands McLeod’s Daughters and Deal or No Deal USA on Samsung TV Plus UK, as well as Deal or No Deal, Fear Factor and The Biggest Loser on LG.

Jon Creamer

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