BigPond Movies for Samsung
April 6, 2011
The launch of BigPond Movies on Samsung internet enabled devices means a range of New Release, High Definition and award winning Australian titles can be viewed through compatible Samsung televisions. The library available on Samsung devices is also set to grow to more than 2000 titles in the coming months.
BigPond Movies extends Telstra’s IPTV service on Samsung. The existing BigPond TV service on Samsung provides seven streamed channels including 24/7 news, sports and music videos, as well as the NRL Game Analyser. Telstra will also launch the new AFL Game Analyser service later this year. All content is unmetered for most BigPond broadband customers.
“BigPond Movies has fast become a welcome addition to Australian homes and this partnership with Samsung means we can bring the latest movies and TV shows to even more families,” Telstra’s Director of IPTV, Pay TV and T-Box, Ben Kinealy, said.
“With automatic rental periods and the ability to browse through a variety of titles ranging from the latest TV shows to Hollywood classics, BigPond Movies really is bringing the DVD store to living rooms across the country,” Mr Kinealy added.
Samsung Electronics Australia’s CE Group Product Manager, Brad Wright, said: “As we launch our 2011 range of SMART TVs, we’re also excited to expand the range of content available to our customers through this partnership with Telstra.”
“Samsung has been delivering BigPond TV on selected products since September 2010. Following the success of BigPond TV, we are thrilled to extend our partnership to include content from BigPond Movies,” Mr Wright said.
Busy lifestyles and technology advances mean Australians are looking for convenience now more than ever. With school holidays just around the corner, internet enabled Samsung TV owners with a broadband connection will be able to rent the latest blockbuster or a favourite childhood classic without leaving the living room.
From the comfort of your couch BigPond Movies enables you to rent, play, pause, stop, fast-forward or rewind your favourite movie on-demand, just like a regular DVD.
*Smart Hub: Certain advertised Smart Hub features, applications and services may not be available on all devices or in all territories. Some Smart Hub features may require additional peripheral devices sold separately, or additional fees, including internet connection fees. Smart Hub services and availability of content may change from time to time, without notice. Visit www.samsung.com.au/tv for more information.