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Sony to launch eight FAST channels, including dedicated Dragons' Den station

Sony to launch eight FAST channels, including dedicated Dragons' Den station
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Sony is to launch eight new FAST channels in the UK next month, including dedicated comedy, thriller and action stations.

Sony Pictures has announced the launch of its 'Sony One' FAST channel portfolio in Europe, which will include eight stations in the UK market.

The free 24/7 channels will initially go live via LG Channels, Samsung TV Plus and TiVo+, with plans afoot to expand availability to more platforms in future.

"Sony Pictures recognises the potential of the free ad-supported television space to engage new viewers globally with our extensive feature film and TV series catalog spanning 100 years," said Pete Wood, svp of distribution at Sony.

"Our entry into the FAST space in Europe reflects our dedication to making premium content accessible to audiences on new and important distribution channels."

The eight channels in full are:

Sony One Comedy TV: Laugh-out-loud comedy series including Seinfeld, The Nanny and The Goldbergs offering a laid-back, light-hearted viewing experience to share with family and friends.

Sony One Thriller TV: Action-packed, high-thrill series like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and Justified that keep diverse audiences on the edge of their seats, with a focus on crime procedurals and exhilarating adventures.

Sony One Faves: Timeless classics and fan favourites including Bewitched, Community and Dawson's Creek that evoke nostalgia across generations.

Sony One Comedy HITS: Classic, quotable comedies with iconic scenes and characters such as Step Brothers, Jerry Maguire and Easy A, that embody pop-culture across the decades; perfect for laughs around the clock.

Sony One Action HITS: Dedicated to action and adventure movies from box office hits to critically acclaimed films like District 9 and the Men in Black and Zombieland franchises, that provide a non-stop thrill ride.

Sony One Shark Tank: One of the most successful reality shows in the world, aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to moguls, known as the "Sharks," in hopes of landing investment funds in this U.S. adaptation of the British and Japanese reality hit Dragons' Den.

Sony One Dragons' Den: The juggernaut reality format behind Shark Tank, aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to multimillionaire investors, in the hope of landing investment funds.

Sony One Blacklist: Dedicated channel featuring the crime thriller series following a most-wanted fugitive who works with a rookie FBI profiler to take down criminals and terrorists.

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