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Italy: wedo channels on Samsung TV Plus

February 9, 2023

Video Solutions, the media company that owns and operates wedotv AVoD and FAST channels, has completed a multi-platform launch in Italy for its wedo movies and wedo big stories FAST channels and direct-to-consumer platform wedotv. These launches mark the first time the company has expanded outside its initial launch territories of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.

wedo movies, which is a female-skewing movie service, and we do big stories, which focuses on true crime, nature and science documentaries and lifestyle programming, are immediately available as FAST channels to consumers in Italy owning Samsung’s smart TVs that include the built-in Samsung TV Plus platform. Samsung TV Plus in Italy offers more than 90 different channels with no additional plug-ins or hardware required.

“We have focused on our core German and UK business approach over the past four years; fine tuning our entertainment offer, brand consistency, navigation, and user experience. All of our services are operating in sync, entertaining millions of viewers and performing beyond our wildest expectations. We knew it was time to expand into other new major European territories,” said Philipp Rotermund, co-CEO and Founder, Video Solutions.

“The expansion into Italy is a significant step for wedotv – our entertainment services are available in three of the five biggest television markets in Europe with roll outs across FAST and direct-to-consumer apps fully customised for the local audience,” added Chris Sharp, Co-CEO and founder, Video Solutions. “We cater to the local language and tastes of viewers to make our service a must-have for anyone looking for high-quality free entertainment.”

“Samsung TV Plus Italy is excited to have two new FAST channels on its service with wedo movies – ‘Film al Femminile’ – and we do big stories – ‘Grandi Documentari’. The Samsung TV Plus service in Italy now has more than 90 channels,”  said Cristina Sala, Italy country Lead Samsung TV Plus.

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