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CW Network launches first original FAST channel

The channel, available on the CW Network website, offers a marathon of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us"

The channel, available on the CW Network website, offers a marathon of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us"

The Penn & Teller: Fool Us FAST channel joins a growing list of linear streams available on the CW Network website. (Screen capture by The Desk)
The Penn & Teller: Fool Us FAST channel joins a growing list of linear streams available on the CW Network website. (Screen capture by The Desk)

The CW Network launched its first free, ad-supported television channel this week — a stream dedicated to one of its original programs.

The channel offers a marathon of the CW Network original “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” and is available to stream via the CW Network website.

Earlier this year, the CW Network soft-launched a new free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) platform on its website, which includes around four dozen streaming channels operated by the E. W. Scripps Company, FilmRise, Lionsgate and other programmers.

In addition to Penn & Teller: Fool Us, the CW Network website includes FAST channels like Game Show Central, Ion Plus, Laff More, Grit Xtra, Scream Factory TV, Ebony TV, Bounce XL and Love Nature, along with marathon channels showing re-runs of the Carol Burnett Show, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Anger Management, Forensic Files and Kitchen Nightmares.

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The CW Network is majority-owned by Nexstar Media Group, with Paramount Global and Warner Bros Discovery holding an equal 12.5 percent stake in the broadcast outlet.

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