Dutch music channel 192TV has launched a direct-to-consumer OTT service with the introduction of a Samsung smart TV app.
Dutch premium movie platform Film1 is now also available via an app on Samsung Smart TVs from 2016 onwards.
According to a recent report from Strategy Analytics, worldwide sales of smart TVs reached 157 million units in 2018, representing 67% of all TVs sold during the year.
Samsung has commenced offering German internet TV platform waipu.tv on all QLED and Ultra HD smart TV sets sold in Germany in 2019 as a pre-installed app on multimedia portal Samsung Smart Hub.
Samsung will offer integrated access to German DTH satellite platform HD+ on all new QLED and Ultra HD TV sets sold in Germany from the end of March 2019.
Samsung will stop selling Blu-ray players on the US market, apparently a victim of the success of streaming services such as Netflix.
Eleven Sports is launching apps on Amazon Fire TV Stick and Android TVs in the UK and Ireland.
BT Sport has brought in a new large screen app. It will enable views to enjoy 4K UHD and HDR coverage of BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, ESPN, BoxNation and the BT Sport Extra channels.
German TV streaming service waipu.tv is now available as an app on smart TV sets from Samsung.
In a surprise move, Samsung has announced it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring.