4oD delivered on Samsung Smart TVs

Editor | 26-03-2013
As it continues on its path of strong upward growth, Channel 4 is making its 4oD video-on-demand service available on Samsung Smart TVs.
The increasingly popular VOD offering from the UK’s fourth largest broadcaster will be available from the Samsung Apps section of the Smart TV store giving viewers the opportunity to catch up on programmes for up to 30 days after transmission.
Programmes available will include Grand Designs, Hollyoaks, One Born Every Minute and the forthcoming second series of recent International Emmy winner, Black Mirror by Charlie Brooker. On the Samsung sets, 4oD will join services including Netflix, LOVEFiLM, Rightmove, Spotify, YouTube, Facebook andTwitter. "The new addition of 4oD to the Samsung Smart Hub not only strengthens our catch-up offering, it also provides our customers with even more choice for their television viewing,” said Robert King, vice president of consumer electronics for Samsung UK, commenting on the launch. “From popular dramas through to classics from the last three decades, customers will be guaranteed thousands of viewers’ hours of entertainment all complemented by Samsung’s premium picture quality and revolutionary product design.’’ Added Sarah Milton, head of VOD at Channel 4: “We’re pleased to be able to extend the availability of 4oD, our successful video-on-demand service, to Samsung’s Smart TVs as we continue to widen the reach of Channel 4 content onto key platforms. Smart TV owners will now be able to catch up with recent popular Channel 4 programmes and access many shows from Channel 4’s vast archive spanning 30 years of broadcasting - on demand via their television.”