Staccs

Turn on, tune in, rock out: introducing the UK's newest music television destination - Staccs TV

Staccs TV will offer high-quality music videos, concert clips, exclusive recordings and original programming - on Samsung TV Plus // Staccs TV is the latest free, ad-supported television (FAST) channel available to UK viewers // Expansion marks a milestone for the Swedish start up, with Staccs TV available from 24th April in the UK

London, UK, 21st March 2024 Swedish tech startup Staccsa free ad-supported television (FAST) technology company with its own line up of music video channels, has announced it is launching its popular FAST channel, Staccs TV, in the UK. Available from 24th April on Samsung TV Plus, viewers can expect some of the best music television programming on a channel with unrivalled technical innovations not seen to date on any other FAST channel. 

Available only in the Nordics until now, Staccs TV is a dedicated music channel where viewers can enjoy round the clock music videos, concert clips, exclusive recordings and more. Exclusively through Samsung TV Plus, the channel will offer music fans a range of carefully curated programming such as legendary live performances, modern country, the best of 2023, iconic music videos, classic love songs, and much more.

The Staccs TV channel becomes the latest FAST channel available in the UK, as viewers can tune in to the best of music television – completely free with no subscription or registration needed. As well as music videos, Staccs TV will offer new original programmes such as ‘Heavy Metal HeyDaze’, a brand new show on Thursday evening which takes viewers down memory lane of rock ‘n’ roll, hosted by the former MTV presenter Vanessa Warwick. Staccs TV will be Staccs’ flagship TV channel on Samsung TV Plus, with plans to add a further three more channels to the platform in the works.

As well as now being available in the UK from April, Staccs TV will air in Spain and Italy in June this year. This growth into the UK and EU markets marks a significant milestone for the startup, which boasts attracting 10 per cent of all FAST views across the Nordic region in any given month. The recent expansion also highlights the ascent of FAST channels, which are facing a huge upsurge in demand and emerging as a competitor to traditional subscription-based streaming services. With this experience, Staccs has developed a technically advanced FAST channel with innovations such as viewer and advertiser engagement made available – that can now be enjoyed by even more audiences.

Robert Kviby, CEO of Staccs, said: “We are thrilled to bring Staccs TV to music lovers in the UK. We always wanted to bring our unique video services to the UK audience, who live and breathe music like nowhere else. We’ve been building the best technical innovations not available on any FAST channel to date, such as enabling viewer and advertiser engagement. From my 25+ years in television, FAST channels are changing the way we enjoy TV and with the programming on Staccs TV we’re meeting the growing demand with the very best in music entertainment that will see us become the go-to music television channel.”

“At Samsung, we’re focused on providing the best TV experience to our customers,” said Stuart Pearson, UK Lead, Content Acquisition at Samsung TV Plus. “We are pleased to welcome  Staccs TV to our Samsung TV Plus FAST platform, and bring their exciting catalogue of music videos and original content to our viewers. Audiences are responding to FAST because of its unique value proposition, offering a broad range of free streaming content including music, right alongside live sports, entertainment, news and more”.

As well as Staccs TV, three more additional channels from Staccs will launch later this year. Spain and Italy will also see the arrival of these channels in spring. Through the development of these new channels, Staccs is committed to continue innovating its FAST channels that will see its approach evolve as we see these channels launch. 

Jonas Thulin, COO of Staccs added: “FAST channels are adding another dimension and possible revenue stream to the music industry. After working over three decades in the music industry, I have been approached countless times by both artists and managers who have expressed a high demand for an outlet that promotes their visual work to the biggest possible audience, with fair compensation. Viewers can have Staccs TV on and enjoy their favourite music video or watch original programming such as Heavy Metal HeyDaze. We’re aiming to bring people closer to the music in the easiest way possible.”

Staccs TV will be able to watch exclusively on Samsung TV Plus, an entertainment hub available on select Samsung Smart TVs and Galaxy devices, allowing the fan to watch in the comfort of their own home or on the go. For more information, head to www.staccs.com

Staccs

Staccs is a Stockholm based streaming service created by and for music enthusiasts, offering a big catalogue of hundreds of live concerts and music documentaries.