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 […]

Breaking Fourth launches VR show for Samsung VR Pilot Season

British virtual reality studio Breaking Fourth has launched a new virtual reality (VR) series, Bro Bots, during the Tribeca Film Festival. The first six-minute episode, entitled Bro Bots Go Sky High, premiered yesterday during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival as part of Samsung VR Video’s Pilot Season. Samsung VR Video Pilot Season is a new initiative aimed at […]

CES: Samsung unveils 146-inch TV called ‘The Wall’

Samsung has unveiled a 146-inch modular MicroLED TV, dubbed ‘The Wall’ at its annual first look event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Samsung said The Wall is a self-emitting TV with micrometer (µm) scale LEDs – which are much smaller than current LEDs and serve as their own source of light. […]

Amazon Prime Video launches HDR10+ support

Amazon Prime Video has made its entire high dynamic range library available in HDR10+, establishing it as the first streaming service to implement the Samsung standard. Amazon’s Prime Video HDR10+ catalogue includes hundreds of hours of content, including Prime Originals like The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Tick and The Man in the High Castle plus hundreds of licensed […]

YouTube TV app launches on LG, Samsung TVs

YouTube has launched the app for its US subscription service, YouTube TV, on Samsung and LG TVs. The YouTube TV app is now available to download on 2016 and 2017 models of Samsung and LG TVs in the US and will be available soon on 2014 and 2015 models. YouTube is also planning to expand […]

Samsung launches 360 Round VR camera

Samsung has launched 360 Round, a new camera for creating and streaming 3D content for virtual reality (VR). Announced at the Samsung Developer Conference 2017, the Samsung 360 Round uses 17 lenses – eight stereo pairs positioned horizontally and one single lens positioned vertically. The camera is designed to livestream 3D video in 4K, capture […]

SFR launches 4K sports channel on Samsung smart TVs

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has launched its SFR Sport 4K channel on Samsung’s latest generation of smart TVs. SFR said that the launch of its live 4K UHD channel as an OTT TV offering constituted a new stage in the company’s sports strategy and that of its parent company. The company said that the […]

Molotov to launch hybrid offering on Samsung TV

French OTT TV platform Molotov is to become available on Samsung smart TVs. Samsung owners will be able to access the service from the fourth quarter of this year. The integration of Molotov will enable viewers with Samsung smart TVs to view live over-the-air TV programmes as well as OTT services via the Molotov app […]

Samsung, 20th Century Fox, Panasonic partner on HDR10+

Samsung Electronics has partnered with 20th Century Fox and Panasonic Corporation to kick off an HDR10+ licensing and logo programme in January 2018. The companies will form a licensing entity that will start to license the HDR10+ platform to content companies, ultra-high definition TVs, Blu-ray disc players, set-top box manufacturers, and SoC vendors. HDR10+ is designed […]

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