Endemol Shine extends Samsung TV Plus partnership

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Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced the extension of their partnership with Samsung’s TV Plus with two new Endemol Shine channels launching on the US service in addition to a new channel in Germany.

Curated from Endemol Shine Group’s extensive content library, new channel Sterling Drama has launched in the US and features the best of British scripted titles including Robert Carlyle fronted mystery drama Hamish Macbeth, critically acclaimed drama The Hour starring Ben Whishaw, Dominic West, and Romola Garai, and factually inspired historical drama The Mill. And coming next month to Samsung TV Plus in the US will be the Deal or No Deal channel which will showcase the US version of the hit game show hosted by Howie Mandel.

In Germany, scripted drama channel Der Serienkanal launched last week and features hit series including Peaky Blinders, Real Humans and Gracepoint.

The US and Germany launches follow the successful launch at the end of last year of three genre-based channels on Samsung’s TV Plus service in the UK, in addition to channels launched across Europe including France, Italy and Spain.

To distribute their content to Samsung TV Plus service, Endemol Shine Group has partnered with Wurl, a provider of streaming video distribution and advertising services for connected TV.

Kasia Jablonska, Head of Digital Distribution and Monetisation, Endemol Shine Group, said, “We are very pleased to expend this strategic partnership with Samsung TV into new markets, which is a testament to both strength of Endemol Shine’s catalogue and Samsung TV’s position in OTT market. Samsung TV is at the forefront of the change in media consumption, and with further expansion and developments in technology, it continues deliver an amazing TV experience.”


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