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4oD arrives on Samsung Smart TVs

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Catch up with your favourite Channel 4 shows with new Smart TV App

London, UK, 25th March 2013 - Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, today introduces Channel 4 as the latest partner to land in its Smart TV store, Samsung Apps. The new App gives Smart TV viewers the opportunity to catch up on programmes from the last seven to 30 days and view an impressive archive of classic shows whenever they want.

Channel 4's 4oD is one of the UK's most successful commercial video on-demand service and the new Smart TV App will provide access to thousands of great viewing hours at the touch of a button. Good news for fans who want to catch up on shows such asGrand Designs, Hollyoaks, One Born Every Minute and the forthcoming second series of recent International Emmy winner, Black Mirror by Charlie Brooker. 

Sarah Milton, Head of VOD at Channel 4 said: "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."

Commenting on the launch, Robert King, Vice President of Consumer Electronics for Samsung UK said, ‘'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. 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.''

Available on all 2012 Samsung Smart TV models, 4oD will join an ever-growing collection of services available on Samsung Smart TVs such as, Netflix, LOVEFiLM, Rightmove, Spotify, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. ‘Samsung Apps' is the first and biggest App store available for TVs, with over 20 million Apps already downloaded worldwide, proof that consumers are rapidly embracing the Smart TV format. 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go    into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Channel 4

Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded, not-for-profit public service broadcaster and has a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Its public ownership and not-for-profit status ensure all profit generated by its commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of its public service remit. As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is also required to commission UK content from the independent production sector and currently works with around 400 creative companies across the UK every year. In addition to the main Channel 4 service, its portfolio includes: E4, More4, Film4, 4Music, 4seven, channel4.com, video-on-demand service 4oD and standalone digital projects.

4oD is currently available online at Channel4.com as well as Sky, YouView, Virgin Media, BT Vision, YouTube, iOS mobiles and tablets, Android tablets, PS3 and XBox. In 2013 it will also be available on Android mobiles and Freesat's Free time.