In a press release today, Samsung has announced that CBS will join the ranks and provide content for Samsung Mobile's Media Hub service. Along side other popular providers like MTV, Paramount, Warner Bros, and NBC, Media Hub streams premium content at reasonable prices to enjoy on that SAMOLED display on your Galaxy S smartphone, or the crisp seven inch screen of your Galaxy Tablet. Maybe Google should follow suit whenever they revamp GoogleTV. Press release is after the break. [Samsung]
SAMSUNG MOBILE EXPANDS MEDIA HUB CONTENT SERVICE PROVIDING ACCLAIMED FILMS AND TV PROGRAMMING TO PREMIUM SMARTPHONES AND MOBILE TABLETS
January 5, 2011
CBS joins MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution in providing robust film and TV content service for easy download on Galaxy S™ smartphone and Galaxy Tab™ mobile tablet portfolios
LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2010 —Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced that CBS has agreed to work with Samsung and provide content to Samsung’s Media Hub service. Media Hub offers an extensive collection of acclaimed films and TV programming for viewing on the Galaxy S™ smartphone and the Galaxy Tab™ devices. As part of the new agreement with CBS, Media Hub users will be able to purchase single episodes or full seasons of several of its hit drama and reality programs including next day TV programming like “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “NCIS,” “The Good Wife” and “Survivor.”
Samsung’s agreement with CBS is the latest addition to the Media Hub content provider lineup including MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. Media Hub offers customers a robust collection of movie and next day TV show titles and Samsung will continue to announce additional content licensing agreements with Samsung Media Hub in the near future.
“Media Hub is vital to Samsung’s mission of creating a premium entertainment experience for our loyal customers who are choosing to make a Galaxy S smart phone, Galaxy Tab, and future Samsung smartphones one of their essential mobile devices,” said Gavin Kim, vice president of content services and enterprise mobility for Samsung Mobile. “Consumers are enjoying the experience of watching award-winning films and TV shows optimized for our devices and leading screen technology on both our smartphones and mobile tablets We are extremely proud to add CBS to our existing Media Hub agreements with some of the most respected and prolific entertainment companies in the world.”
Adding Media Hub content to the Galaxy S smart phones and Galaxy Tab is quick and easy. Users can scan through the Media Hub library on any of their Galaxy devices to select which movies and TV titles to download. Movies are available for rental for $2.99 to $3.99 or purchase for $9.99 to $17.99. TV episodes, including next day programming, can be purchased for as low as $1.99. The price range for renting and buying content will depend on whether the title is a new release or older programming. In addition, full seasons of TV shows are available to buy from Media Hub. Media Hub customers who purchase content can share that content with five devices enabled with Media Hub at no extra cost.
Samsung has worked closely with all of the content providers to ensure that each movie and TV show is optimized to deliver a premium entertainment experience based on the device’s screen size, screen type, video resolution, memory type, processor and sound profile.
Media Hub is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone and Galaxy Tab family of products. For more information on Samsung Media Hub, visitwww.samsung.com/mediahub.
1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q3 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visitwww.samsung.com.