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Swedish tech startup Staccs has agreed a deal with FAST channel provider Samsung TV Plus for its new TV offering for concert video and music documentaries.
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Launched in the Nordics and the Baltic states last year, Staccs aims to provide fans with the opportunity to relive their favourite concerts, on-demand, advert free, in the highest quality possible. Following the initial rollout of the platform, the company has recently launched Staccs TV to provide music fans a glimpse into what it calls the “the vast and unique” music content that is available from its streaming service.

Having launched in 2021, Staccs says that it is building the world’s greatest concert catalogue in history, which streams longform audio visual and music documentaries to a premium standard. The streaming service is available for any device and screen size, allowing fans to watch on the go, in any format, whether it be on a mobile device or synced up to a web browser. Details of a UK launch will be shared later.

Staccs sees its new agreement as being able to support the future platform and market expansion plans the company is gearing towards. It is designed to will allow music fans to unlock and enjoy snippets of unique material on Staccs TV such as documentaries, concerts and interviews with their favourite artists and bands, as well as exclusive Staccs Originals content.

The company assured that fans can expect programming from a mixed genre of music including rock, pop, punk and metal artists from across the world. The channel will be available via Samsung TV Plus in Sweden and fans can opt to subscribe to the main Staccs platform at any time, opening full access to the premium home of concerts and music content on-demand.

Staccs believes that its basic user-centric model opens up commercial opportunities for the music industry and that Staccs TV is just one way in which rights holders will benefit from licensing their content on the platform. By providing Samsung TV Plus users a glimpse of the content available, Staccs will attempt to increase subscribers to its full service, and that they will be encouraged to see more - and therefore benefitting rights holders further with an increased user base.

“We’re excited to secure this deal with Samsung as it gives us access to a new audience and enables us to showcase our exceptional programming to more music fans across Sweden,” said Staccs marketing manager Sofia Stefanovic.

“Consumer interest is at an all time high with the live music industry seeing a record number of bookings for next year and although the large players in the streaming industry have made advancements in terms of their offering, we see a unique opportunity for artists and the Staccs platform to reach fans through TV. This partnership is an important stepping stone to being recognised as the unrivalled home for concerts and music content on demand..”