Samsung TV Plus is Adding a Ton Of New Free Channels





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Today Samsung and Telemundo announced a new partnership to bring local Spanish-language news to Samsung TV Plus. There will also be a ton of other content added including:

  • Samsung TV Plus Expands Comedy Lineup with the addition of LOL! Network:
    • Founded by Kevin Hart, the LOL! Network joins Samsung TV Plus to keep the world laughing together, featuring a curated collection of the boldest voices in comedy including Keke Palmer, Nick Cannon and Blake Griffin. This network is creating diverse, relevant and innovative entertainment at the intersection of comedy and culture.
  • More Local News Options in More Markets! 
    • Telemundo Stations’ regional channels are now available on the platform in Florida and California. In addition, ABC local news stations, ABC7 Bay Area and ABC 13 Houston, join Samsung TV Plus’s growing lineup of local news stations throughout the country, which boasts the most extensive collection of free, live news. 
  • Horror 24/7 Kicks off Half-Way ‘till Halloween (Limited Run):
    • Get your 24/7 fill of hair-raising, spine-chilling and heart-stopping horror with ghosts galore and frightening creatures on this special edition pop-up channel. Enjoy thrilling TV shows including Most Haunted (S16, S17, S18), Scream Queens (S1, S2) and the Rosemary’s Baby miniseries, as well as movies including The Last Exorcism, The Blair Witch Project, A Haunting in Connecticut and many more!
  • Vevo Brings Three Decades of Top Artists and Music (+ some Rock and Roll).This collection of four channels brings some of the best artists from the most transformative decades in music to enjoy.
    • Vevo ’70s US: The Me Decade’s biggest videos and performances from Pop, R&B, Rock, and beyond. Featuring The Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, Blondie and more.
    • Vevo ’80s US: Totally awesome videos from the decade’s biggest artists. Whitney Houston, Guns N’ Roses, Culture Club, Run-DMC and more.
    • Vevo ’90s US: From grunge to gangsta, the decade’s biggest videos are all here. From Nirvana, Mariah Carey, 2Pac, Britney Spears and more.
    • Vevo Retro Rock: From the ’80s to today, guitar-driven videos that keep the volume turned up to 11. Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Greta Van Fleet, System Of A Down and more. 

The first of these two stations will go live today with “Noticias Telemundo California” and “Noticias Telemundo Florida.” Other stations will go live in April.

“We’re proud to expand our partnership with Samsung and bring our premium Spanish-language local news from Telemundo stations to Samsung TV Plus users,” said Matt Schnaars, President, NBCUniversal Content Distribution. “As we continue to grow NBCUniversal’s footprint in the FAST landscape, we recognize the diversity of NBCUniversal viewers, importance of local news programming and are committed to offering premium content that resonates with Hispanic audiences everywhere.”

“As Telemundo stations continue to lead the industry as the only premium Spanish-language local news FAST channels in the streaming space, we are excited to make our Telemundo stations’ best-in-class journalism and content available to reach millions of Samsung TV Plus users and introduce new audiences to our best-in-class news and programming,” said Ozzie Martinez, Executive Vice President, Executive Vice President of Multiplatform News, Original Programming and Standards, Telemundo Station Group.  

NBCUniversal has also made programming, including Dateline 24/7 and NBC News NOW, available to Samsung TV Plus users as part of the platform’s more than 250 channels available in the United States.

“With our expanded NBCUniversal partnership and the arrival of Spanish language channels from Telemundo, we’re excited to offer Samsung TV Plus viewers even more access to premium, local news content completely for free,” said Takashi Nakano, Senior Director of Content and Business Development at Samsung TV Plus. “Samsung TV Plus provides one of the most comprehensive news offerings spanning international, business, and local, and we are proud to continue our valued collaboration with NBCUniversal and Telemundo to empower viewers to easily access the best in local news from coast-to-coast.”

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