Life Down Under FAST channel launches in Europe

WTFN titles will screen Aussie factuals in seven territories, including the UK, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

WTFN-owned distributor Fred Media has launched its first FAST channel in Europe.

Available on the LG Channels platform in seven territories, including the UK, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, Life Down Under is a premium FAST channel featuring lifestyle, documentary and factual content from Australia.

Titles include The Wild Life of Tim Faulkner, Travels with the Bondi Vet, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Lee Chan’s World Food Tour, Tattoo Tales and Tony Robinson’s Time Walks. Additional WTFN series will be added over time, including Paramedics, Emergency, Mega Zoo, Space Invaders, Sydney Harbour Force and Code 1: Minute by Minute.

Derek Dyson, the WTFN Group’s Chief Commercial Officer said, “We launched an early incarnation of Life Down Under in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 – on Samsung TV and Hisense – and quickly became aware that it had much broader appeal than solely a domestic audience. This new deal with LG showcases some of the very best Fred Media and WTFN content and meets a real demand from Australians living in Europe and European viewers keen to have a constant stream of top-rated, authentically Aussie series at their fingertips.

“We are excited to launch our first international FAST channel in Europe, bringing content from across our extensive library into one focused broadcast destination. We now look forward to expanding our offer with Life Down Under, adding new content and growing the channel’s global footprint.”

Fred Media and WTFN’s long-running title Bondi Vet already has its own successful FAST channel in Australia and New Zealand, having recently struck a global partnership with Blue Ant Media as a flagship title on Love Pets FAST channel.

2 Responses

  1. You wouldn’t think it, though many Europeans like Australian shows. Many Australian shows, particularly lifestyle related shows are broadcast in Europe with subtitles. It’s always worth factoring in the export market for program commissioning and any potential deals that can be made with networks or stations broadcasting overseas.

    1. I have seen reality shows such as Outback Truckers and Border Security (Nothing To Declare) screened in the UK, I have seen Bondi Vet, Border Security, Love It Or List It screen in Spain, In France I have seen Going Bush screened

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