Advanced Television


BuyDRM’s KeyOS Multi-DRM platform for Samsung TV Plus

BuyDRM has announced the selection of the KeyOS Multi-DRM platform to provide streaming security for Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) platform. Samsung TV Plus provides users of Samsung Smart TVs and Samsung Galaxy devices the ability to watch more than 200 channels and growing of live, on-demand content across 23 countries. […]

June 23, 2022

Samsung acquitted over LG OLED tech theft

A 7-year legal battle between LG Display and Samsung Display over alleged theft of certain OLED technology from LG Display has ended with the accused being wholly acquitted. South Korea’s Supreme Court upheld a second trial which delivered ‘not guilty’ verdicts against a former senior executive at a subcontractor to LG Display and four employees […]

June 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Xbox app coming to Samsung Gaming Hub

Samsung Electronics has announced that Xbox is joining Samsung Gaming Hub, a new game streaming discovery platform available on 2022 Samsung Smart TVs including Neo QLED 8K, Neo QLED 4K, QLEDs and 2022 Smart Monitor Series. Samsung Gaming Hub will become the first Smart TV platform to include the Xbox app on Smart TVs. With […]

June 9, 2022

Samsung working on “superior to OLED” tech

Samsung is reported to be having second thoughts on its deal with LG Display to buy their (White) OLED TV screens. The plan is for Samsung continue developing their own technology which they describe as being “superior” to LG’s high-end screens. Currently, Samsung is pushing ahead with their normal range of screens which are “as […]

May 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Samsung Ads Consent Management Platform EU rollout

Samsung Ads, the advertising division of Samsung Electronics, has announced the rollout of the OneTrust Consent Management Platform (CMP) across its Samsung TV plus service in the EU. The platform aims to give consumers more control over how their data is used and gives advertisers more confidence that consumers’ rights are being protected. With OneTrust’s […]

May 10, 2022

Gracenote optimises Samsung Podcast experience

Gracenote, a provider of entertainment metadata, content IDs and related offerings, will provide the Gracenote Audio On Demand data solution to Samsung Electronics under a new agreement. Gracenote Audio On Demand will power the Samsung Podcasts offering available through the Samsung Free app on its mobile devices and tablets. This integration enables Samsung to deliver […]

May 4, 2022

Research: Sony increases smart TV market share

Research from Parks Associates shows that, out of the top five TV brands (Sony, TCL, Samsung, LG, Vizio), Sony saw the biggest growth in smart TVs purchases in the US in last six months, and pushed past Vizio and into the top three for reported purchases in Q3 2021. “Samsung continues to lead smart TV […]

April 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Sweden: Filmstream on Samsung TV Plus

SPI/FilmBox has announced that its ad-supported digital channel Filmstream is set to launch in Sweden with Samsung TV Plus, the free streaming service from Samsung. Starting this month, Samsung TV Plus users in the region can access hundreds of hours of classics, independent features and world cinema movies by tuning in to channel number 4969.“We […]

April 22, 2022

Endeavor Streaming taps Frequency for DTC and FAST launch

Endeavor Streaming, a direct-to-consumer platform, and Frequency, the linear streaming platform, have announced a partnership. Together, they will offer content creators, rights holders and brands across sports, lifestyle and media & entertainment a one-stop-shop to build owned and operated direct-to-consumer services and create virtual linear channels to distribute and monetise across Free Ad Supported TV […]

April 22, 2022

Amagi facilitates launch of Tennis Channel’s FAST channel T2

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has enabled the launch of T2, a new channel from Tennis Channel, exclusively available on Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) platforms. Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, launched T2 on Samsung […]

April 19, 2022