Samsung launches Netflix UltraHD pack

Editor | 28-01-2014

As it showcased in Europe some of the technology it had unveiled at CES 2014, Samsung has signed partnerships with global media and content companies such as Netflix and the Vienna State Opera.

The CE giant said that its strategy was to deliver the best 4KTV experience, and the UHD Video Pack to be launched in spring 2014 will comprise a 1TB hard disk pre-loaded with UHD-quality content, including feature films from FOX and Paramount Pictures. Crucially for its success, the project includes the Netflix over-the-top (OTT) service.

The company is making an early grab for the nascent 4K market Samsung and is featuring its Curved UHD TV series which is designed to provide a wider field of view, a panoramic effect that makes the TV seem even bigger than it is with twice the enhanced contrast ratio of a flat TV. It has also released its first 'evolution kit' for UltraHD TVs designed to ensure the sets that people buy work with the latest standards and can be powered by the newest technology.

"We're excited to bring Samsung's ultimate immersive experience with our new line-up of UltraHD TVs to UK consumers," said Guy Kinnell, head of TV and AV at Samsung Electronic UK & Ireland. "These new TVs, together with our innovative new audio products, truly take the home entertainment experience to the next level."