Al Jazeera to launch Samsung Smart TV app

App will stream Al Jazeera news channels direct to Samsung Smart TVs

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Al Jazeera to launch Samsung Smart TV app Samsung has a growing line up of Smart TV apps for the region.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 19, 2012

The Al Jazeera news network is set to launch its first smart TV streaming application, through an agreement with Samsung Electronics.

The custom built application will deliver a live stream of Al Jazeera's Arabic and English TV news channels to Samsung's Smart TVs.

In the region, Samsung currently has 250 Smart TV applications, including: Dubai Media Incorporate, streaming all of its broadcast channels; YuppTV, streaming over 60 Indian channels; Arabian Radio Network, with live radio feed and program schedule; and DEWA, the first business solutions application developed in the UAE.

Young Soo Kim, president at Samsung Gulf Electronics, said: "Samsung's development of regional applications and content has allowed us to stand out as market leaders in this category. Introducing Al Jazeera on Samsung Smart TV's is a cornerstone in application development as it is the first live streaming news application within the region. Our agreement will allow Smart TV users around the world to access Al Jazeera News anytime and anywhere."

Al Anstey, managing director of Al Jazeera English and Director of Media Development for the Network added:  "Presence on connected TV, which is reshaping the conventional way we watch TV, is part of Al Jazeera's Multi Screen Distribution Strategy. We are pleased to announce a partnership between a global brand like ours and one of the most innovative and largest televisions manufacturers in the world."

Samsung recently announced that its Smart TV range is dominating the Gulf region with 45% market share in the Smart TV category and 50% market share globally. In the last quarter of 2011, Samsung recorded a 21% increase year-on-year within the Gulf market.

950 days ago
Mrs K dobbs

Found Al Jazeera, but live does not work. Have done the September firmware update. Nothing.

2030 days ago

The delaying of having a direct web link for Aljazeerah that can be produce for the SAMSUNG TV's is very ridiculous.
Their support can do this in one our, and they got our money and they do not want do it. I will not buy Samsung again. I will buy somthing else. their support also did not provide a web page on the smart tv nor upgrad for the one and half year tv that I bought. I should just go dumb it and buy another TV and is not going to be SAMSUNG.


2564 days ago

Does anyone know how to get Istikana and Aljazeera on samrtTV in the US?

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