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Samsung takes Tizen OS global

Samsung has expanded the availability of its Tizen TV operating system to third-party TV manufacturers globally.

Australia’s Tempo, in partnership with Samsung Electronics, launched a TV with Tizen OS at the end of September, the first to do so.

Turkey’s Atmaca and China’s HKC are also planning to launch TVs equipped with Samsung’s TV platform in Turkey and Europe in October.

The launch of Tizen TV comes one year after Samsung announced the licensing programme for Tizen TV at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) in 2021 .

Samsung Electronics has also been cooperating with various companies such as SoC specialists as well as content and TV companies to launch third-party Tizen TVs.

Through the Tizen licensing programme, partners will be able to provide their customers with a Samsung smart TV-like experience.

Features include access to Samsung TV Plus, the Korean giant’s FAST offering, the TV guide and Samsung Health, which provides health care and customised exercise content, as well as various OTT offerings from around the world.

The partner programme includes a licensing programme introduction, technology certification and an OS porting development guide.

Samsung first introduced Tizen OS in partnership with the Linux Foundation in 2012.

Currently, Samsung Smart TVs equipped with Tizen are used by nearly 200 million consumers in about 200 countries around the world.

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of Tizen, and this is a meaningful year with it being applied to other TV products for the first time since the Tizen TV licensing programme was announced at SDC in 2021,” said Yongjae Kim, VP of visual display business at Samsung Electronics.

“Now, starting with TV, we will expand Tizen OS to more countries, brands and products.”

Tags: Korea, Samsung, Tizen

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