Samsung Launches New QLED 4K and 8K TVs

Samsung March 5 announced that its new and expanded line of 2020 QLED 4K and 8K televisions are available for purchase or pre-order on Samsung.com and at select retailers nationwide.

The new line features an expanded 8K Series, larger screen sizes for 4K and 8K models and improved AI capabilities. The QLED line offers consumers instant access to streaming entertainment with Samsung TV Plus. With over 100 channels of content, consumers have access to genres such as news, sports, gaming and lifestyle. Samsung TV Plus is ad-supported without the need for additional devices or subscriptions.

The televisions also include Samsung Health — a fitness and wellness app that can integrate into people’s daily schedules. Users can track their physical activities and share fitness goals. The software also offers free content from partners, including Calm, Fitplan, Jillian Michaels, Echelon, obé Fitness, and barre3, among others.

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“Whether it’s the new ‘infinity screen’ that virtually eliminates bezels, the new Quantum Processors, or our Smart TV Powered by Tizen, our 2020 QLED line is perfectly positioned to deliver the personalized experiences our consumers care about the most,” James Fishler, SVP, consumer electronics, Samsung Electronics America.

The 2020 QLED 8K line has expanded to three series — Q950TS, Q900TS and Q800T — which are available in four sizes ranging from 65 to 85 inches. They are joined by the 2020 QLED 4K line, which spans four series — Q90T, Q80T, Q70T and Q60T — that range in eight sizes from 43 to 85 inches.

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In addition to Samsung Bixby, the 2020 QLED line will feature Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant – all built into the TV with added capabilities.

Samsung’s full 2020 TV screen sizes include:
QLED 8K
Q950TS: 65”, 75”, 85”
Q900TS: 65”, 75”, 85”
Q800T: 65”, 75”, 82”
QLED 4K
Q90T: 55”, 65”, 75”, 85”
Q80T: 49”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 85”
Q70T: 55”, 65”, 75”, 82”, 85”
Q60T: 43”, 50”, 55”, 58”, 65”, 75”, 85”

2020 4K televisions include:
Adaptive Sound (Q60) / Adaptive Sound+ (Q70 and up)
Real Game Enhancer+ (Q70 and up)
Active Voice Amplifier (Q70 and up)
Ambient Mode+ (Q70 and up)
Adaptive Picture (Q70 and up)
Samsung Symphony soundbar functionality
Object Tracking Sound aka OTS (Q80 and Q90)

2020 8K TVs include:
Object Tracking Sound+ aka OTS+ (All 8K models)
Local Power Distribution (All 8K models)
Infinity Screen (Q950 8K only)

Comedy Dynamics Stand-Up Channel Now Streaming on Samsung TV Plus

Cinedigm Jan. 7 announced that the fully-curated linear version of the ad-supported video-on-demand Comedy Dynamics service is now available on Samsung TV Plus. The linear channel offers 24/7 stand-up comedy specials carefully curated by Comedy Dynamics’ staff.

Samsung TV Plus is Samsung’s free ad-supported video service. Pre-installed on all 2016-2019 Samsung Smart TVs, users can watch TV for free with just an Internet connection.

Founded in 2008, Comedy Dynamics is an independent producer of stand-up comedy content. With this new linear network, Samsung TV Plus users have access to Comedy Dynamic’s specials, both classic and modern, starring some of stand-up’s biggest performers. Cinedigm is the distributor of the channel.

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Performers include Jim Gaffigan, Whitney Cummings, Kevin Hart, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, Tiffany Haddish, Jeff Dunham, Maria Bamford, Bob Saget, Tim Allen, Nick DiPaolo, Eddie Griffin, Bill Hicks, and more.

“Comedy Dynamics gives viewers the best seat in the house every night, delivering an unprecedented library of classic and modern specials from comedy’s biggest names and brightest stars,” Tony Huidor, GM of Cinedigm Digital Networks, said in a statement.

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Comedy Dynamics is behind the reboot of “Mad About You” featuring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, and has produced Netflix’s “Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History,” Netflix’s “The Toys That Made Us,” “The Movies That Made Us,” “Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape,” The CW’s “Discontinued,” Animal Planet’s “Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson,” the scripted comedy on Hulu “There’s… Johnny!,” History’s “Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson,” MTV2’s “Wild ’N On Tour,” Hulu’s “Coming To The Stage,” and unannounced projects for Disney+, BET+ and more.

Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017, the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon.

Comedy Dynamics’ 17 releases have been Grammy-nominated (with three wins), including all five in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.