VIDI partners with Samsung Smart TV to deliver VOD directly to TV


Fay Sutton

| 20 August 2015

South African video-on-demand (VOD) service VIDI has released a streaming smart TV app in a partnership with Samsung Smart TV.

Viewers will be able to watch more than 3,500 television episodes and 400 movie titles on their TVs and will receive a month's free access to the subscription and transactional VOD provider's library.

VIDI spokesperson Janene Matsukis said: "VIDI is internet television built for South Africans. It's an affordable and easy-to-use VOD service that enables users to binge-watch marathon sessions of their favourite TV series and movies as and when they want, advert-free and schedule-free. It also allows personalised profiles to enable parental control for children."

The VIDI app is pre-loaded on every Samsung Smart TV model from 2013 to the present so, while models from 2012 will follow suit shortly.

Matsukis added: "As the first South African company to launch a VOD streaming service, VIDI understands what local consumers want. It is important for us to provide our service directly on TV screens as it meets a consumer demand for no cables, no hassle and no fuss. Samsung is the television industry leader and is at the forefront of pushing online streaming TV and video, so they were the ideal partner for us."