|[January 28, 2013]
Samsung and Verizon Release Current FiOS TV App; Now featuring 75 Channels for a New Level of Entertainment Anywhere in the Home
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a leader in digital media and digital
convergence technologies, today announced that the FiOS (News - Alert) TV app now
supports 75 live channels and is available for compatible Samsung 2011
and 2012 Smart TVs and Smart Blu-ray™ players.
The app, initially released in July on the Samsung Smart Hub platform,
now lets Verizon's (News - Alert) FiOS TV and FiOS Internet subscribers watch 75 live
FiOS TV channels and more than 25,000 FlexView on-demand movies and TV
shows on these TVs and Blu-ray players without requiring a set-top box.
This furthers both Samsung's (News - Alert) and Verizon's commitment to developing ways
to help consumers enjoy "TV Everywhere."
FiOS subscribers that have FiOS TV and FiOS Internet subscriptions can
easily download the free FiOS TV app on their compatible Samsung Smart
devices without requiring a secondary set-top box. For those who already
have installed the app it will automatically update when launched.
The expanded channel lineup included CNN, Comedy Central, Disney (News - Alert), Fox
Business, Cinemax, MTV, Spike, HBO, TBS, TNT, Food Network and HGTV,
based on the subscribers' current FiOS TV package.
"In July, Samsung became the first TV platform to offer FiOS TV, giving
consumers the flexibility to watch their favorite FiOS channels from any
TV in the home - without requiring a set-top box," said Eric Anderson,
vice president of content and product solutions, Samsung Electronics
America. "Today we deliver on our commitment to providing the best home
entertainment experience as we offer more channels than ever."
"Verizon's mission is to break down technology bariers so that our
customers can enjoy the best possible viewing experiences on multiple
devices that they already own," said Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, director of
product development for FiOS TV. "By continuing to upgrade and improve
the FiOS app for Samsung TV, we are providing more ways for our
customers to enjoy their FiOS TV experience on their own terms."
The FiOS TV application has parent friendly features such as parental
PIN options to restrict mature content as well as a purchase PIN
requirement for authorization of any rental and purchases of On Demand
content through the application. The application also offers traditional
features such as closed captioning, help and FAQs.
For more information on the FiOS app on Samsung devices, please visit verizon.com/fiostv.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
(SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.,
markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics, IT
and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems,
digital imaging products, notebook PCs, tablets, refrigerators and
washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics
design and technology, Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the
U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com
for more information.
About Verizon Communications, Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New
York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and
wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and
wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless (News - Alert) operates America's most reliable
wireless network, with more than 98 million retail connections
nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information
and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic
network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more
than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company
with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse
workforce of 183,400. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
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