Now get your daily news update from Samsung Smart TVs

Nov 22, 2013

NewsON panel delivers daily local news information and content via the Samsung Smart Hub

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – November 22, 2013 – Building on Samsung’s innovative Smart TV experience, Samsung Electronics South Africa today announces the launch of the NewsON panel, providing easy access to timely news information and content straight to Samsung Smart TVs in South Africa. With a click of a remote users have immediate access, even in low bandwidth environments, to the day’s most popular news and weather reports, ensuring Samsung TV consumers are well informed.

NewsON is freely available for Samsung Smart TV owners via the Samsung Smart Hub. This new feature offers a snapshot of the latest news and weather via Yahoo - the first partner for the NewsON panel. Allowing users to click through, see story summaries and full articles or streaming news video clips. This interactive interface provides the most important local stories as well as weather reports for all the main cities in South Africa, with Flickr photos in the background. By updating the Smart TV firmware to version 1112.6 higher, consumers will be able to access the new NewsON panel.

"Samsung believes in making solutions that are not only technologically innovative but provide its customers with convenience that enriches their lives. NewsON is another example of this and will keep consumers updated with local and international news in the comfort of their living room," says Lance Berger, Head of Product Marketing TV / AV at Samsung Electronics South Africa.

"By enhancing the Smart Hub, Samsung is further providing innovative capabilities to its products that give users immediate benefits that positively impact their daily lives” continues Berger.

NewsON gives users a more connected life by providing readily accessible and relevant local content. This new feature is part of Samsung’s commitment to expanding the TV experience beyond simply watching television and movies, and to bring knowledge, news and the most immersive entertainment experience to everyone, everywhere.


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