Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, the UK’s number one TV brand with the most awarded TV range1, today launches the BBC Sport App for Samsung’s Smart TV store, Samsung Apps. The new App enables Smart TV viewers to access the BBC’s interactive coverage of major sporting events including Wimbledon and Formula 1.
With live streams, on-demand video and additional content, the BBC Sport App showcases the very best sporting action on the biggest and brightest screen in the house. During Wimbledon, the new Smart TV App will offer a range of alternative coverage options including additional matches/games, choice of audio commentary options, stats and rolling highlights.
During next week’s British Grand Prix, viewers will gain full coverage of practice and qualifying sessions plus extras that bring F1 enthusiasts to the heart of the action including on-board cameras and the ‘driver tracker’ that shows where each car is on the circuit. Throughout the Olympics alone, the App will deliver 2,500 hours of content and up to 24 simultaneous eventsincluding audio options, and medal tables.
The BBC Sport App will sit alongside BBC iPlayer on the Samsung Smart Hub and will join a growing collection of sport Apps available on Samsung Smart TVs including RedBull TV and THE Football App. ‘Samsung Apps’ is the first and biggest App store available for TVs, with over 20 million Apps already downloaded worldwide, proof that consumers are rapidly embracing the Smart TV format.
Samsung Smart TVs have a Smart Hub that opens up content from specially designed Apps, the internet and other access points directly from the TV. The Smart TV also acts as the entertainment hub for the home as it connects wirelessly to other devices such as smartphones, laptops or tablets so users can show photos or stream music on the big screen.