Bloomberg Media and Samsung Partner to Distribute Bloomberg TV+

Bloomberg Media May 20 launches Bloomberg TV+, a data and business finance-themed 4K streaming service, on Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s ad-supported video platform. Available on all 2017-2020 Samsung Smart TVs, Bloomberg TV+ is the first 4K channel available on Samsung TV Plus.

“As the first business news provider to deliver content in native 4K UHD, Bloomberg TV+ is an enhanced modern news experience for those seeking premium global news designed for streaming,” M. Scott Havens, global head of digital and media distribution at Bloomberg Media, said in a statement.

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Launched in 2019, Bloomberg TV+ combines programming of Bloomberg TV with a data-rich graphics created for a 4K UHD screen. Bloomberg claims the enhanced news coverage brings increased utility to an audience of business and finance professionals relying on market news and analytics.

Bloomberg Media worked with Wurl, a provider of streaming video distribution and advertising services for connected TV, to distribute Bloomberg TV+ with High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), which powers the UHD, high-quality ad-supported streaming experience.

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Viewers can watch Bloomberg TV’s programming such as “Bloomberg Surveillance” (4-7 a.m. ET), a weekday morning program, and “Bloomberg Wall Street Week” (Fridays at 6 p.m. ET). Bloomberg TV also features interviews with newsmakers, business executives, and global leaders on a wide variety of topics, including: market trends, investment, international relations, technology and more.

Samsung TV Plus offers access to more than 120 ad-supported channels across news, sports, movies and entertainment. The app is pre-installed on all 2016-2020 Samsung Smart TVs.

“This is a milestone launch with a number of firsts for Samsung and Bloomberg Media,” said Salek Brodsky, VP of strategic partnerships and business development for Samsung Electronics. “Not only is Bloomberg TV+ the first 4K UHD channel to be offered on Samsung TV Plus, we’re the first platform to stream it in 4K UHD, and the first to offer it to millions of viewers beyond Bloomberg’s owned and operated channels.”

Cinedigm Bows Asian OTT Service ‘Hallypop’ on Samsung Smart TVs

Cinedigm Jan. 31 expanded its OTT video partnership with Samsung, adding Asian culture platform Hallypop and fact-focused Docurama on Samsung’s TV Plus video service.

The services join CONtv and Dove Channel, which both launched on the TV Plus platform in November 2018.

TV Plus is Samsung’s video service, which provides access to a variety of free streaming channels. It does not require a subscription fee, account set-up, or credit card info to access.

Hallypop programming includes K-Pop variety show, “Inkigayo,” featuring appearances and performances by BTS, Big Bang, Ikon, Girls Generation, and 2NE, among others; “Running Man,” pitting K-Pop and K-Drama stars against each other in reality-TV missions; interactive music series, “After School Club,” which uses social media to connect with K-Pop, including Q&A sessions, song requests, impromptu performances, and music videos, among other content.

“Cinedigm is proud to debut our newest digital-first network for the first time ever on Samsung’s TV Plus platform,” Erick Opeka, president of Cinedigm Digital Networks, said in a statement.

Opeka said CONtv and Dove Channel have been well-received on the TV Plus platform.

“Whether it’s Hallypop’s immersive Asian culture content or Docurama’s roster of documentaries and series, our networks appeal to a broad range of tastes and interests, and offer something for everyone to enjoy,” he said.

Cinedigm recently disclosed it has more than 102,000 paid subscribers for its OTT services.