TVPlayer to extend multiscreen service with Samsung partnership

London, 21 September 2016 – TVPlayer, the UK’s fastest growing online TV platform with over one million viewers, has announced that its multiscreen service will be among the first streaming video platforms to be pre-installed on all new Samsung tablets.

The complete rollout will be available on 24 variants of six tablet versions to over 700,000 devices in the UK over the next 12 months: Galaxy View, Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy Tab Active, Galaxy Tab A, Galaxy Tab E and Galaxy Tab S. Two variants of both the Galaxy Tab S2 and the Galaxy Tab A 2016 are the first to be currently deployed with the TVPlayer pre-installed app.

As one of the fastest growing TV platforms in the UK, TVPlayer offers consumers free access to more than 60 free-to-air channels, anytime on any connected device, through a single app. Offered as both a live-and catch-up TV service across web, iOS and android apps, as well as Amazon Fire and Apple TV, TVPlayer addresses the increasing demand for an aggregated TV offering, delivered with greater flexibility for the consumer and an improved user experience, than the more traditional linear TV services.

“In a world where there are more mobile devices than people, TVPlayer meets consumer appetite for live TV to be available anywhere, anytime and on any device,’’ said Adam Smith, Founder and CEO of TVPlayer. “We are delighted to be collaborating with Samsung to further enhance the delivery of content in a streamlined and flexible way to more UK consumers.”

Existing Samsung tablet users will be able to download TVPlayer from the Google Play store. New and existing Samsung users will receive an exclusive three-month free trial of TVPlayer plus.

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Notes to Editors: For the full list of Samsung tablets compatible with the pre-installation of TVPlayer or for a free trial of TVPlayer Plus, please contact Lauren Alboini of Platform PR: +44 (0)20 7486 4900.

About TVPlayer:

TVPlayer is a free OTT platform available in the UK, which streams live TV across multiple devices from some of the UK’s favourite free-to-air broadcasters. Launched in December 2013, TVPlayer is one of the fastest growing platforms in the UK, with over 60 channels spanning Entertainment, Kids, News, Music, Desi and Lifestyle.  TVPlayer is owned and operated by Simplestream, a leading provider of live streaming and Live-2-VOD solutions to broadcast and media companies. The TVPlayer platform is available on a white-label basis both in the UK and internationally.

About TVPlayer Plus:

TVPlayer Plus is an award winning, low cost pay TV subscription service offering top channels including UKTV, Discovery Networks, A+E Networks UK, Turner Broadcasting, National Geographic Channel Europe & Sony Pictures Television Networks from only £4.99 per month.

Media Contact:

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