FCN joins Circle, OKAST.TV’s customer insight community.

PARIS, France, 14 September 2023 – FCN, the first Italian player specialized in FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television,) joins OKAST Circle as an ‘inner’ partner.

Fast Channels Network is a supplier of consultancy services for publishers, rights holders, and channel aggregators. A facilitator and partner for companies that want to position themselves in a rapidly growing market before it reaches future maturation.

OKAST Circle, as a customer insight community, aims to provide all value-added resources OKAST customers may need from technology development, consultancy, training, special events, content production and co-production, lobbying and any other accompaniment that help OTT platforms and premium FAST channels to strive.

OKAST.TV customers can access to two ‘circles’: the inner circle, gathering key consultants and industry executives, like FCN, bringing their network and experience; and the ‘outer’ circle, built with Fiverr, proposing a meticulously cherry-picked pool of trusted experts savvy in all skills needed to operate and boost a video business.

With its network of international players, FCN is a business partner with a portfolio of over 100 Italian and international channels, available with traditional and revenue share model on the Italian and international market.

This partnership with FCN further solidifies OKAST.TV‘s commitment to providing comprehensive support and resources to their customers, enabling them to excel in the competitive OTT and FAST channels market.

Both companies will leverage resources form the European consortium FAST4EU and their actions reinforce their roots and commitments in a plural and rich market in Europe.

I’m thrilled to embark in this journey with the OKAST Circle community. This agreement signifies our dedication to expanding our reach in Europe and offering clients the best expertise on the market.

Mauro Panella, Co-founder, COO FCN

I’m particularly stoked to welcome FCN in our OKAST Circle network. Their network of international TV veterans and their business expertise is a very strong value proposition to our customer base, with an Italian taste. 

Cédric Monnier, CEO, Co-founder OKAST

About Fast Channels Network (FCN)

Launched in June 2023, FCN is the first Italian player specialized in FAST, Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television.

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Founded by experienced TV Professionals and a network of Investor Partners, leader in the Media & Entertainment industry, FCN can support public and private entities, from the creation and validation of the business model, partners and contents scouting, strategy definition, creative & promotions strategies, distribution and technology selection, up to the management of operational services. 

About M.E.I Group (OKAST.TV)

Founded in 2013 by industry veterans (formerly Canal +, France Télévision, News Corp, Ubisoft, Irdeto, Viaccess), M.E.I. Group builds the OKAST cloud solution for key industry players (TV channel, producer, pure web player, youtubers, etc.).

A turnkey solution, OKAST.tv makes it easy to deploy streaming and live audio/video (OTT) platforms, create FAST channels and monetize libraries. It provides everything from streaming architecture, platform and design to TV and mobile applications, as well as complete management of payment systems, playout, advertising sales, content management, user CRM and intelligent data analysis.

Through its customers, OKAST publishes over 450 OTT platforms and FAST channels worldwide. Customers include the SECOM group, Endemol France, Mediawan, Qwest TV, Good!Movies, Unifrance, THEMA (Canal+ group), INA, Au Nom De la Terre, Allindi, Idance Music, MAIF, Accenture, D-Edge, Secrets d’Histoire, Le Figaro Live, Ciné Prime, Vialma, Cortex, etc.

The company was incubated with Paris&Co, the incubator of the City of Paris, TF1 and Audiens, and already counts among its clients major American, European, and Chinese media, companies, agencies, brands, TV, web, cinema and advertising content producers


In 2022, OKAST, SECOM Group, and Kinostar have joined forces to launch the European FAST4EU Consortium. Co-funded by Creative Europe MEDIA, the consortium’s objective is to accelerate the development of the FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV) model in Europe and to provide a technological and content approach adapted to the European market with the capacity to expand internationally. The channel launch support program welcomes all European players, whether broadcasters, producers, or distributors of content

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