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Samsung partners SingTel to provide more content for Smart TV consumers


Samsung has recently announced that it is the first in the industry to launch SingTel video applications and their Smart TV will also provide more content with 3D Video-On-Demand ("VOD") service. Read on for the details.

Samsung Electronics announced that it will be providing more content for Smart TV consumers via its two newly developed SingTel Applications and Samsung 3D VOD service from 1 July 2011. The Korean company has partnered SingTel to develop two Smart TV applications – SingTel Video Store and SingTel Video Search.

SingTel Video Search allows consumers to access the desired web video content in standard definition, high definition and 3D content that can be found through an online catalogue. Apart from movies, consumers also get a wide variety of content ranging from entertainment to news and can easily search for videos across multiple video sites. The 3D video search engine will also bring true-to-life content right to the user’s living room.

SingTel Video Store is an online video store with Asian and other international content. It is the first such store on the new range of internet TVs with the option to watch directly on your TV, without the use of a set-top box. Users can preview the clips with thumbnails, descriptions and watch movie trailers of upcoming movies or stream movies.

In addition, owners of Samsung Smart TVs will be able to access the 3D VOD contentat no additional cost by downloading the ‘Explore 3D’ application available on Samsung Apps from 1 July 2011. A total of 20 3D clips will be made available.

As part of Samsung’s collaboration with Dreamworks, the service will feature exclusive 3D movie trailers from How to train your Dragon, Shrek: The Final Chapter and the latest Kungfu Panda 2 as well as music videos from popular Korean bands – Girls Generation, Super Junior, and BoA. There are also eight 45-minute documentaries produced for IMAX theatres. Samsung expects to increase the number of clips available on demand to 100 by end 2011.

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