FilmRise Partners With Samsung TV Plus to Launch Free Channels in Europe




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FilmRise on Monday said it partnered with Samsung TV Plus Europe to bring the studio’s branded channels to multiple European territories across the continent for free, including the Andromeda, Forensic Files, FilmRise Free Series, and Highway to Heaven channels.

Daniel Gagliardi, vice president of digital distribution and business development for FilmRise, said the company is thrilled with the opportunity to work with Samsung TV Plus in Europe. The partnership marks FilmRise’s debut on Samsung Plus TV in Europe. FilmRise’s extensive content library lets it tailor content to the unique viewing preferences of different territories while also expanding its reach to new areas.

Audiences will have free access to FilmRise’s video library, curated into genre-specific channels in the Nordics, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, and Italy. FilmRise plans to launch a major expansion in additional European and international territories at a later time, though no details have been released.

FilmRise is a film and television studio based in New York City. It runs the FilmRise Streaming Network, one of the world’s largest independently owned portfolios of ad-supported streaming apps and free channels. The studio hosts more than 50,000 licensed and original scripted and unscripted television shows across all genres, including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Cheaters, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Heartland

True crime fans can find popular series like Forensic Files, Unsolved Mysteries, The Thief Collector, Bloodline Detectives hosted by Nancy Grace, Meet, Marry, Murder hosted by Michelle Trachtenberg, and The Interrogation Room hosted by Vivica A. Fox. Households can also find festive free holiday films, including A Christmas Karen and award-nominated movies and documentaries like Surge, Driveways, and Rewind.

The channels will be free on Samsung TV Plus, which doesn’t require a sign-up or additional devices. The app comes pre-installed on all Samsung Smart TVs made in 2016 or newer. It can also be downloaded from the Google Play or Galaxy Store on Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the U.K. and 15 European territories.

Visit FilmRise for more information on the studio’s offerings and where to watch.

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