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A+E Networks EMEA launches FAST channels in the UK & Ireland with Titan OS

The upstart Barcelona-based advertising, technology, and entertainment company Titan OS has partnered with A+E Networks EMEA to launch five FAST channels in the UK and Ireland. This further positions Titan OS as a significant emerging player in the region, as the FAST industry in Europe continues to lag behind the higher prominence of FAST within the US.

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