Samsung teams up with MBC for smart TV app
Dubai, June 29, 2014
Samsung Electronics has launched its Shahid Application on Samsung Smart TVs in partnership with MBC Group, the first private free-to-air satellite broadcasting company in the Arab World.
For the first time, the region’s leading video-on-demand (VOD) service will be available on Samsung Smart TVs & Curved TVs for the first time across the region.
In 2013, 284 million people used Shahid Application & Shahid.NET to watch their favorite shows, and home viewers can now watch the same programs across the range of their Samsung Smart TVs.
“At Samsung, we recognize that video-on-demand is essential if our customers’ lives are to be more flexible and more enjoyable,” said Vinod Nair, general manager of TV Business at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “Thanks to our partnership with MBC Group, every consumer with a Samsung Smart TV or curved TV now has access to the programs they love, on their own time, and in Samsung’s unrivalled picture quality.”
“The launch of Shahid Application also marks another milestone in Samsung’s journey to support content producers in the region,” he added.
CEO of MBC Group Sam Barnett, said: “Since 2007, Shahid has made the best Arabic content available on VOD. Recent upgrades to the service have also made it easier to search and faster to watch. We’re now ensuring that this popular service is accessible across different devices, so are delighted to announce this partnership with Samsung, and to have Shahid available on Samsung Smart TVs.”
Barnett added that Shahid viewers will be able to choose between SD and HD picture-viewing to match their broadband network and speed.
Shahid will benefit from Samsung’s eight-year-strong lead in the global TV market. The experience of Shahid is further enhanced by Samsung’s Curved UHD TVs, which give video content a wider field of view, creating a panoramic effect that brings images to life, while enveloping viewers in true-to-life clarity and detail.
Samsung’s Auto Depth Enhancer automatically adjusts the image contrast for a greater sense of depth, creating a 3D effect without the glasses. Coupled with Samsung’s signature PurColor technology, images on screen are heightened to bring the filmmakers’ vision to life. – TradeArabia News Service