FAQ on Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST)

How These Services Are Changing TV Advertising

Viewers are spending more time streaming video and becoming more selective about the number of services they will pay for. Free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) services aim to circumvent subscription fatigue while capitalizing on the growth of streaming advertising. FASTs used to account for a small amount of usage, but their importance to advertisers is growing as viewers spend more time with these services.

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  1. What are FAST services?
  2. How many people use FASTs?
  1. What advertising opportunities do FASTs offer?
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Ross Benes


Chris Keating
Director, Research
Yoram Wurmser
Principal Analyst