Whip Media Partners with Best Ever Channels to Harness Whip Media FASTrack to Evaluate Content Performance and Track Royalty Payments

Whip Media’s latest product innovation will support nine popular FAST channels across several major platforms, including Roku and Plex

LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2023 – Whip Media, the leading enterprise software platform and data provider to the world’s largest entertainment organizations, announced today that Best Ever Channels, the innovative and multifaceted company that both creates FAST channels and develops original programming, has signed on to utilize Whip Media FASTrack, the company’s latest product designed to solve problems associated with FAST and AVOD channel reporting. 

Best Ever Channels acquires and produces original content for a number of popular FAST channels. It currently has nine channels available in front of more than 50 million monthly average uniques on multiple platforms, including Freevee, Plex, Local Now, Vidgo, and more. It is producing original content for its SPIN Music channel (launched in conjunction with SPIN Magazine, the iconic music brand for over 20 years) and WITZ, a comedy channel launched in conjunction with The Stand in New York, aligned with Pete Davidson and countless other top comedic talent.

The Los Angeles-based company will leverage both core functions of Whip Media FASTrack to aggregate disparate viewership data and to calculate and pay out royalties to its content suppliers.  

“We are thrilled to have Best Ever Channels join our growing network of clients who are harnessing Whip Media FASTrack,” said Ben Widger, Whip Media Account Executive. “Our mission is to help reduce the complexity and stress that comes with operating FAST channels across several platforms – allowing partners like Best Ever Channels to do what they do best, develop and distribute compelling FAST content.” 

Whip Media FASTrack will support the below FAST Channels for Best Ever Channels: 

  • SPIN, a channel based on the iconic global publication that provides restless and raw coverage of the music industry.
  • Witz Comedy TV, a high-octane comedy channel showcasing established and emerging comics, as well as format shows and original content. 
  • Cinema Libre Channel, home to content from the respected independent production and distribution company behind impactful social issues and documentary films. 
  • MORE U, a motivational channel featuring reality, health and wellness programming from leading thought-leaders.
  • ACTION!!!, the go-to FAST channel for classic action, adventure, western and cult films and shows. 
  • Best TV Ever, the destination for Golden Age TV shows like Dragnet, The Beverly Hillbillies and The Lucy Show, among several others. 
  • Commune, the ultimate personal empowerment and masterclass channel, featuring educational and transformational programming from leading teachers like Deepak Chopra and Anita Moorjani. 
  • THE GRID, a channel dedicated to the best of Black entertainment, from shows to movies to music videos – and more. 
  • Trailers From Hell, award-winning director Joe Dante (Gremlins, The ‘Burbs) takes viewers through an expansive library of trailers dating back to the 1920s and offers commentary on all-things movie marketing. 

“Navigating the data in today’s streaming television space is daunting at best,” said Jonathon Barbato, Co-CEO at Best Ever Channels. “The Whip Media team has impressed us with their technical prowess, flexibility and determination to make the acquisition and analytics of our various sources of user and advertiser data seamless and more powerful.”

Best Ever Channels currently reaches more than 50 million monthly average uniques across multiple platforms with its nine FAST channels, two SVOD channels and hundreds of hours of AVOD content.

Whip Media FASTrack was unveiled in April ahead of MIPTV in Cannes. It supports a handful of other service types as well, including SVOD, TVOD, streaming apps, and more, making visible to companies the entirety of their distribution revenue in one convenient place. Entertainment organizations are also able to track content provider contracts and generate statements automatically. 

Best Ever Channels joins Motorvision.TV – the motorsports-focused lifestyle and entertainment channel – as a beta launch customer of Whip Media FASTrack. 

General Availability of Whip Media FASTrack is anticipated for Q3 2023. For more details, please visit www.whipmedia.com/fastrack

About Whip Media 

Whip Media is reimagining content licensing to create a smarter, more connected entertainment ecosystem. We help the world’s largest entertainment organizations succeed in today’s high-volume, high-velocity global content environment with a market leading cloud software platform that combines unique, actionable insights with scalable, connected workflows for licensing, content planning and financial operations. For more information, visit www.whipmedia.com

About Best Ever Channels 

Best Ever Channels (BEC) is an independently owned digital channel studio and content syndicator founded in 2019 and based in Los Angeles. BEC specializes in niche content categories, with a current library of nearly 7,000 titles, and offers 12 channels in FAST and AVOD format to OTT platforms. BEC channels – WITZ, Best TV Ever, MOREU, Cinema Libre Channel, ACTION!!!, Trailers from Hell, The Grid, and COMMUNE, among others – are streamed via the company’s agreements with multiple connected television (CTV) providers and streaming platforms, and its technology partner, WURL, Inc. BEC also offers two channels that Prime Members can subscribe to on Prime Video (Best TV Ever and Best Westerns Ever) and has launched its own streaming service, Best Ever Classics, on web, mobile, and Amazon Fire. More information about BEC programming, investor, and advertiser opportunities can be found at besteverchannels.com