Entertainment technology specialist NanoTech Entertainment has signed an agreement with Samsung Electronics America for the UltraFlix 4K streaming channel to be launched on all 2014 Samsung Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs. The transactional VoD 4K network is available immediately on Samsung UHD TVs as a featured 4K App. With UltraFlix, Samsung UHD TV customers will have one-click access to more than 500 hours of pristine 4K Ultra HD PPV movies, concerts, TV shows and special events, including 100 hours of dazzling free content.
UltraFlix and Samsung UHD TVs will deliver ultra-sharp 4K content with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, which is four times that of Full HD (FHD) TVs. Designed to leverage the latest HEVC compression standards, NanoTech’s streaming 4K UHD software archives up to 50 per cent better compression than with H.264; effectively delivering the same 4K Ultra HD quality at nearly half the bitrate, it claims.
“Samsung is the leader in TV technology, so we are excited to launch the UltraFlix streaming service on their complete family of UHD TVs,” said Aaron Taylor, NanoTech’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Samsung continues to set new standards in innovation and immersive viewing experiences and we look forward to partnering with them to deliver our entire 4K UHD library.”