Now viewers will be able to watch hit Channel Five shows anytime and on-demand with the dedicated TV app for Samaung connected TV’s. Shows such as Neighbours, Home & Away, $#*! My Dad Says and The Hotel Inspector.
Samsung have revealed that there will be more apps coming. The Five On Demand app is the first of many and new apps will be released imminently, including services from “broadcasters, retailers and holiday companies”.
Samsung owners can already access many services from their smart TV’s such as the BBC iPlayer, LoveFilm, Blinkbox, YouTube as well as social media apps from Facebook and Twitter.
Speaking for Samsung UK, Andy Griffiths said:- “Our new partnership with Channel 5 is the latest in our commitment to deliver unique new experiences to our consumers.” Pointing to the multi-use of its range, he continued, “Samsung is delivering more entertainment choices so consumers can ‘watch’, ‘chat’, ‘surf’, and ‘share’ with greater possibilities and ease of use.”
Paul Thornton-Jones of Channel 5 said:- “We are building on the success of Demand 5 through a series of strategic partnerships with consumer electronics manufacturers to ensure our content is available as a given to as wide an audience as possible. Our strategy began over 12 months ago with Sony Bravia and this most recent deal with Samsung, to make Demand 5 content available on all its TV’s and Blurays, is yet another in a line which we hope to roll out further in 2011.”
The new app is available to download from the Smart TV App Store. Samsung claimed that two million apps were downloaded within a month of launching smart TV, and the figure is now around three million.