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NTV+ now available as smart TV app

Russian service provider NTV+ has launched a smart TV app for Samsung TVs, enabling subscribers to access its service without the need for a set-top box or conditional access module. NTV+ subscribers can log onto the app on Samsung smart TVs and access their existing subscription offerings, new users must register and can then subscribe […]

Turkcell and Samsung claim first live 5G trial in Turkey

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell claims to have carried out the country’s first live 5G trial in partnership with Samsung. Turkcell ran an event to demonstrate UHD live streaming, cloud gaming, 360-degree camera and VR streaming all over 5G using Turkcell infrastructure and Samsung’s 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) solutions. Turkcell CEO, Kaan Terzioglu said that […]

Wurl to power content on Samsung TV Plus

Palo Alto-based video distribution company, Wurl, has signed a deal with Samsung to power select programming on Samsung’s new TV Plus service. “TV Plus provides enormous validation of the unstoppable migration of TV to the internet,” said Sean Doherty, CEO of Wurl. “Samsung is breaking down the legacy TV silos and providing video producers with a […]

Liberty Global and Comcast back OpenSync initiative

Liberty Global, Comcast and Bell Canada are all backing a new open source software initiative that was unveiled by adaptive WiFi company Plume and Samsung at the Broadband World Forum. OpenSync is a framework that works across gateways, modems, routers, access points, extenders, set-top-boxes, IoT hubs, smart speakers and other WiFi-enabled devices. Based on the Plume Middle […]

UKTV Play launches on Samsung TVs

UKTV’s on demand and catch-up TV app is to be made available on all Samsung TVs sold from 2015 onwards. Featuring content from channel Dave, Drama, Really and Yesterday, the free UKTV Play app offers anytime viewing, access to box-sets, previews of new shows, exclusive content and personalisation with a dedicated ‘my shows’ section. Highlights […]

YouSee TV embraces BYOD trend with Apple TV and LG launches

Danish cable and telecom operator TDC is to make its YouSee TV service available via an Apple TV app as well as its own set-top boxes, and will follow up with the launch of an app for LG smart TVs. Jacob Mortensen, managing director of YouSee, said that the operator’s customers “should be able to […]

Samsung unveils 8K TV at IFA

Samsung is set to launch an 8K television with 8K artificial intelligence upscaling capabilities at IFA in Berlin this week. The Q900R QLED 8K TV will be available in the UK from mid-October and will come with screen sizes of either 65, 75, 82 or 85-inches. Samsung said the TVs will feature 8K-ready enhancements, including […]

Panasonic and Samsung among first to deploy HDR10+ firmware

Panasonic and Samsung are among the first manufacturers to support HDR10+ after the companies announced that they are deploying firmware for select 2018 TV models. HDR10+ Technologies announced the news ahead of IFA. The joint venture company – set up by 20th Century Fox, Panasonic Corporation and Samsung Electronics – is responsible for licensing the […]

TV4 Play launches on Samsung smart TVs

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish streaming service TV4 Play has launched a version of its app on Samsung’s smart TV platform. The TV4 Play app is now available on Samsung smart TVs from 2015 and later. The app can be downloaded from the Samsung Smarthub, enabling viewers to see a range of free-to-air programmes, series and live […]

Samsung launches episodic VR pilot season

Samsung has launched an initiative called Pilot Season, designed to encourage the development of episodic virtual reality content for the Samsung VR Video service. Pilot episodes for six original series have now gone live on the Samsung VR Video service on Gear VR, with the content produced using grants provided by Samsung. The Gear VR […]

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