Samsung TV Plus is a free Smart TV video service that gives viewers instant access to thousands of shows and the ability to discover new content from 150 channels and growing. With Samsung TV Plus integrated into all Samsung 2016-2020 Smart TVs, Samsung is bringing free content—including top news channels like ABC News Live—to the widest possible audience.
“Samsung TV Plus is all about delivering free and instant access to linear TV and streaming to our enormous community of viewers,” said Salek Brodsky, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development for Samsung Electronics.
“The addition of ABC News Live extends our commitment to a wide variety of programming — not just in news, but in sports, entertainment, movies, music, and more.”
ABC News Live is ABC News’ 24/7 streaming news channel that presents coverage of live events, breaking news, in-depth reporting, context and analysis from around the world.
ABC News Live averaged 23 million monthly viewers from March to August 2020—over double its average viewership from the previous six months as consumer interest in news has increased. ABC News Live is currently available to more than 200 million streamers, and now with its addition to Samsung TV Plus, it will be available to millions more.
“With no shortage of news headlines from around the world, we’re proud to have ABC News Live’s quality reporting, original programs and coverage of live events and breaking news prominently featured when people first turn on Samsung TV Plus,” said Kaizar Campwala, VP of Business Operations and Insights, Digital Media and Entertainment Distribution.
“We see this as an opportunity to deliver the most important issues of the day to Samsung’s highly engaged customers across a multitude of devices.”
The ten news channels available are ABC News Live; CBSN; NewsNow from Fox; Bloomberg TV+ UHD; Cheddar News Network; Yahoo Finance; Newsy; USA Today; Newsmax TV; and TYT Network.