CES: Samsung Plugs Into Pay TV Services
Smart TVs provide access to Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and DirecTV
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/11/2012 9:35:01 PMComplete Coverage: CES 2012
Las Vegas - Samsung Electronics is working with four providers -- Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and DirecTV -- to pipe their video services directly into its "smart TVs."
At its booth here at CES, Samsung is demonstrating pre-release versions of each the services, which are scheduled to be available through its TVs later this year.
Comcast and TWC are delivering on-demand content through the Samsung sets. Verizon is providing 26 live TV channels -- the same lineup that is available through the Xbox 360 game console now -- as well as VOD; a representative said the service will be available "very soon."
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