Blue Ant Media, an international production studio, rights company, and channel operator, announced today at MIPCOM that it has expanded its partnership with Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free, ad-supported TV (FAST) and advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) service, as part of a broad agreement that includes the launch of three free streaming channels in multiple territories as well as hundreds of hours of premium factual content from Blue Ant Media’s international distribution arm headed to the service.
Samsung TV Plus is a free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service owned and operated by Samsung. It was launched in 2015 and intends to provide live content to users of Samsung televisions without the need for subscriptions or additional devices. The collaboration brings three new channels, Homeful, HauntTV, and Love Pets, as a result of their extended multi-year agreement.
Homeful, a restoration and design-focused channel from Blue Ant Media, is now available on Samsung TV Plus in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and was just launched in Mexico and Brazil in Spanish and Portuguese. It comprises shows such as,
- Mike Holmes shows
- Sarah Off the Grid
- Coolest Places to Stay
- Moving the McGillivrays
HauntTV, a paranormal-themed channel that premiered in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand in the previous year, is now available to customers in the United States. Includes horror flicks such as
- Haunted Gold Rush
- Hotel Paranormal
- Ghost Chasers
- Ghost Encounters
- The World’s’scariest Hauntings
- Paranormal Survior.
Love Pets, a pet-focused channel, has launched in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Nordic nations such as Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Includes specialized programs for pet lovers,
- Bondi Vet
- Vet on the Hill
- ER Vets
- The Bizarre Pet Vets
- Hope for Wildlife
The three free-streaming channels join Blue Ant Media’s previously established wildlife and nature channel, Love Nature, in the United States and crime-centered channel, Crimetime, in Canada. Soon, Samsung TV Plus will be reaching a milestone; Samsung TV Plus will have sold 500 million devices by June 2023. The platform is available on over 500 million devices worldwide, and Samsung claims three billion hours of watching time in 2022.
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