1 Mainstream, Samsung Partner to Bring Premium 4K Apps to 2014 Ultra HD TVs
Associated Press to be initial launch partner
August 27, 2014 --
CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading over-the-top (OTT) streaming TV platform 1 Mainstream today announced that it has partnered with Samsung to help the electronics giant expand the premium content lineup offered on its new Ultra HD (UHD) TVs.
With the latest 1 Mainstream 4K template optimized for Samsung UHD TVs, content companies can very quickly create rich experiences that take full advantage of Samsung's new 4K offerings. In particular, dynamic photo gallery experiences that showcase news, sports, celebrities, art, and fashion images are now possible. UHD galleries from the Associated Press, including both Breaking News in Photos and Sports in Photos, as well as from Christie's Auction House, will be available this summer.
"Watching UHD galleries in 4K is an immersive experience that is hard to put into words," said Rajeev Raman, 1 Mainstream CEO. "When you combine the skillful work of award-winning photographers and artists with the vivid experience of Samsung 4K, you get an engaging consumer experience and one more reason why connected TVs are set to dominate the living room."
"This provides an entirely new perspective on 4K content," said Raman. "Combining it with the amazing clarity and depth of Samsung's televisions will bring about even more compelling uses for Smart TVs."
As one of the world's most trusted news sources, the Associated Press also provides the industry's most sophisticated digital photo network. As it continually seeks new and innovative ways to showcase that content, they will now be bringing their Breaking News and Sports content to the world's most engaging televisions.
As with the recent release of the ACC Sports app on Apple TV and the ACC Digital Network on Fire TV, 1 Mainstream continues to be an innovator in OTT content distribution, helping to make more content available to the increasing number of households who are now streaming videos and photos through set-top devices. 1 Mainstream provides one-stop access to these households across the most popular devices including Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Samsung and the Amazon Fire TV.
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1 Mainstream (Cupertino, CA) is the leading OTT distribution platform for broadcasters and operators to rapidly deploy HD services across the most popular TV, game console, tablet, and Web devices. World-class broadcasters and operators, such as BSkyB, use 1 Mainstream to automate native app creation, content delivery and protection, and monetization. For more information, visit www.1mainstream.com.
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