Samsung TV Plus adds to sports line-up
September 13, 2023
Samsung Electronics has announced a new roster of sports channels on Samsung TV Plus. The autumn lineup includes Red Bull Media House, The PGA Tour, DAZN Ringside and DAZN Women’s Football.
Launched across the UK, Samsung Smart TV and Galaxy device owners can gain unlimited access to content in the professional worlds of football, golf, racing and more. Accessible with just an internet connection, Samsung TV Plus is the free ad-supported streaming TV service.
Red Bull Media House programming content focuses on long-form original programming of live events and shows related to extreme sports, music, lifestyle, and culture. While the PGA Tour channel provides Samsung TV Plus viewers with a robust offering of content from PGA Tour Entertainment, including its originals such as Tiger Tracks and Tiger Tales, round and tournament recaps, telecast re-airs, official films and PGA Tour player profiles.
In addition, two new DAZN channels have launched on Samsung TV Plus. DAZN Ringside provides viewers with action across boxing and MMA from partners, including Matchroom Boxing, Golden Boy, Wasserman and MF & DAZN: X Series. DAZN Women’s Football also gives viewers front row seats to the best action in Women’s Football from live UEFA Women’s Champions League and Liga F to hours of behind-the-scenes documentaries.
The news follows Samsung TV Plus’ recent global launch of the FIFA+ FAST channel prior to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which included the football giant’s rich offering of original documentaries, archive footage, and highlights from previous Men’s and Women’s games.
On the news, Red Bull Media House, commented: “The Red Bull Media House FAST channel has given our audiences a new way to engage with our catalogue of live events and shows featuring music, lifestyle and sports entertainment across Europe. We are excited about our collaboration with Samsung TV Plus to expand the reach of our content offering even further. Through the Red Bull Media House FAST channel, new audiences around Europe can access our catalogue of live events and shows. This includes our very own content, like the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final (tune in on November 4th to catch it) and content from our partners, like the MotoGP.”
Thierry Pascal, PGA Tour Senior Vice President, International Media, said: “We are excited to partner with Samsung TV Plus as we further engage with audiences in new and unique ways. The PGA Tour’s FAST channel offers a robust catalogue of original programming that will help meet our fans’ demand for rich, compelling content whilst complementing our international media partners in these markets.”
Peter Burroughs, EVP Media, DAZN Group, DAZN, said: “DAZN is the home of boxing, fight sports and the UWCL and launching these channels on Samsung TV Plus will help even more sports fans have greater access to top-tier sports rights. We’re thrilled to further our commitment to provide frictionless, anytime, anywhere sports entertainment to passionate fans today.”
“It’s exciting to see how FAST is evolving to meet the demands of its growing viewership,” added Jennifer Batty, Samsung TV Plus European Head of Content Acquisition. “Sports fans are increasingly finding it to be the ideal format to engage with more from their favourite sports personalities and organisations beyond their live performances. Whether they prefer football, golf, racing, extreme sports or something else, FAST’s additive capabilities within sports broadcasting provide viewers with content in and around their favourite sporting competitions, building a 360-viewing experience like never before.”