Samsung TV Plus Supercharges its Entertainment Offer with a Series of Exclusive Channels, Shows and Partnerships

on March 10, 2022
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Viewers can now watch the likes of American Idol 2022, Hell’s Kitchen and live sports through Samsung TV Plus channels

 

London, UK – 10 March 2022 – Samsung Electronics Ltd has launched a series of owned and operated channels – including Wild Planet and Entertainment Hub – which offer Samsung TV Plus viewers 24/7 access to some of the most popular shows on TV, including American Idol 2022. Samsung has also secured partnerships with ITV Studios, Banijay and FreeSports which radically increase the breadth of free content available to Samsung TV Plus audiences.

 

American Idol 2022 – UK Exclusive

American Idol 2022 will be airing exclusively on Samsung TV Plus UK.

 

American Idol 2022 will now be available as VOD that can be accessed 24/7 through the Samsung TV Plus homepage and audiences can enjoy brand new episodes added every week. The show will also become available to watch live on linear TV through the new Entertainment Hub channel from the 10th of March.

 

This season of American Idol will see judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry back for the brand new series – with Ryan Seacrest returning as the show’s host.

 

The scale of free entertainment available to audiences is set to grow further – with last years’ American Idol 2021 season also joining the content roster from June 2022.

 

Richard Jakeman, European Head of Business Development for Samsung TV Plus said: “American Idol has been a talent show sensation since 2002 with a dedicated global fan base who become invested in the musical journeys of the contestants. We’re delighted to offer our UK audiences access to this milestone season of American Idol through our channel. Samsung TV Plus brings audiences the best entertainment and delivers it on their terms.”

 

Jamie Lynn, EVP Co-Production & Distribution, EMEA at Fremantle comments: “It’s great that we are able to work with Samsung TV Plus to celebrate the 20th season of American Idol with a UK audience.  This is a show that changed the face of television in so many ways and the innovative way Samsung is reaching new audiences and bringing content to its platforms makes this partnership extra exciting.”

 

Entertainment Hub Channel

 

Samsung is launching a new owned and operated channel, Entertainment Hub, on the 10th of March.

The channel is dedicated to bringing entertainment for all the family – including global hit shows such as:

 

  • American Idol (Seasons 2022 and 2021*): The world-famous American Idol 2022 will debut on Samsung TV Plus’ Entertainment Hub on the 10th of March – with American Idol 2021 becoming available in June 2022.
  • MasterChef Australia (Seasons 7-10): MasterChef Australia is a critically acclaimed competitive cooking game show based on the original British MasterChef. In seasons 7-10 audiences experience the series’ most sizzling episodes as the aspiring chef’s learn to face the heat – or get out of the kitchen.
  • Project Runway (Seasons 7-16): Project Runway is the smash hit US reality series focused on fashion design. Guided by fashion icons Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, contestants compete for a chance to showcase a collection at New York Fashion Week.

Every show will be available live on the channel feed, as well as VOD on the channel page.

 

Wild Planet Channel

 

Viewers can also take a walk on the wild side with Wild Planet – a nature and wildlife channel available exclusively on Samsung TV Plus.

 

Wild Planet showcases the incredible natural stories of our planet. From the searing Sahara sands, the snow-capped Himalayan mountains to the volcanic wonders of Yellowstone, Wild Planet explores our world’s most awe-inspiring biomes –  and gets audiences closer to the remarkable species that inhabit them.

 

Guiding viewers through these spectacular environments are some of the most revered documentary makers of all time, including Nigel Marven and the legendary David Attenborough. Shows include Attenborough’s Ant Mountain, Nigel Marven’s Wild Philippines, Kid’s Guide to the Kalahari and many more.

 

New Partnerships

 

Alongside the launch of these owned and operated channels, Samsung TV Plus has secured a series of partnerships with influential production houses and major content players. These partnerships ensure Samsung TV Plus audiences have 24/7 access to the latest and greatest shows which cater to every entertainment need – all for free.

 

These partnerships include:

 

Samsung x ITV Studios

 

The partnership with ITV Studios includes the launch of two ITV Studios channels in February 2022:

 

  • Hell’s Kitchen: Aspiring chefs are split into two groups by legendary chef Gordon Ramsay. The chefs must compete in a host of cooking challenges to win the grand prize.
  • Storylands: Home for acclaimed European and World dramas, presented in their original language, with English subtitles.

 

Samsung x Banijay

 

Samsung TV Plus’ partnership with Banijay offers audiences access to three exclusive channels in February 2022:

 

  • Deal or No Deal US: Deal or No Deal US is the groundbreaking hit game show where contestants play and deal for a top cash prize in a contest of nerves, luck and raw intuition.
  • McLeod’s Daughters: McLeod’s Daughters is an Australian television drama programme created by Posie Graeme-Evans and Caroline Stanton. When Jack McLeod passes away, his two daughters inherit Drovers Run, a vast cattle ranch in the Australian outback. Their lives are hard and the obstacles many, but the rewards are every bit as grand as the wild open land they’ve inherited.

 

Samsung x FreeSports

 

FreeSports is a British free-to-air sports television channel operated and owned by Premier Media – now available through Samsung TV Plus.

 

FreeSports is the home of the best live sporting action, with over 1000 events a year, for an average of 10 hours per day. The channel hosts association football, combat sports, ice hockey, tennis, rugby league, rugby union, basketball, cricket, and snooker.

 

*Season 2021 will be available on Entertainment Hub from June 2022.

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