Samsung Electronics boosts investment in the future of free ad-supported TV
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today ushered in a new chapter of Samsung TV Plus, the leading TV manufacturer’s free ad-supported TV (FAST) and video on-demand service reaching 24 countries and 465 million devices globally across TV and mobile.
Launched in 2015 as one of the first FAST services by a device manufacturer, Samsung TV Plus has steadily expanded its reach and content offering to deliver over 220 channels in the U.S., over 1,600 channels globally, and over 50 owned & operated channels spanning news, sports, entertainment and more worldwide. As the #1 FAST service on Samsung Smart TVs, the platform boasts one of the most extensive offerings of free, live national and local news. In the last 12 months, Samsung TV Plus has seen massive 100% growth in consumer viewing, including nearly 3 billion hours streamed by highly engaged users across the globe.
The new global Samsung TV Plus brand launching today signifies Samsung’s commitment and investment in the future of FAST. The leading Samsung Smart TV service, available completely free and integrated on all 2016-2022 Samsung Smart TVs and Galaxy devices, is increasingly serving as a comprehensive pay TV alternative. Further expanding its footprint, Samsung also recently announced the availability of Samsung TV Plus on select Family Hub refrigerators (2.0 models 2017 and later), initially in the U.S. and Korea, so users can continue watching from every room.