10.31.19 / TV & Audio

CBSN Joins Over 70 Free TV Channels on Samsung TV Plus

Talking Points

  • Samsung’s free, live TV offering adds CBSN, CBS News’ free 24/7 streaming news service, to a growing list of popular programming spanning news, sports, entertainment, and more.
  • With the addition of CBSN, Samsung TV Plus provides consumers with an alternative way to access and watch the same news content on the largest screen in the home.
  • CBSN joins the growing 70+ TV channels on the Samsung TV Plus service, which delivers free, instant access to high-quality programming across millions of 2016-2019 Samsung Smart TVs.

Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced today the addition of CBSN to its free ad-supported video service, Samsung TV Plus. CBSN joins the growing 70+ TV channels on the Samsung TV Plus service, which delivers free, instant access to high-quality programming across millions of 2016-2019 Samsung Smart TVs.

“Samsung is excited to partner with industry leaders like CBS to bring CBSN and other notable programming to Samsung TV Plus,” said Salek Brodsky, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development for Samsung Electronics. “As viewership trends continue to shift, we feel it is important to offer consumers a live and linear TV experience that is completely free and deeply integrated into our Samsung Smart TV platform.”

According to the Convergence Research Group, 34% of U.S. households will not have a traditional cable subscription by the end of 2019.* With the addition of CBSN, CBS News’ free 24/7 streaming news service, Samsung TV Plus provides consumers with an alternative way to access and watch the same news content on the largest screen in the home. The Samsung TV Plus lineup includes channels spanning news, sports, kids, lifestyle, gaming, and more including: ET Live, Cheddar, WeatherNation, fubo Sports Network, Outside TV+, Moonbug, Tastemade, QVC, PeopleTV, This Old House, FailArmy, The Pet Collective, IGN, and more.

Established in December of 2016 in the U.S., Samsung TV Plus is pre-installed on all 2016-2019 Samsung Smart TVs. Millions of consumers already use Samsung TV Plus, making it one of the top OTT services on Samsung’s Smart TV platform. Users can instantly access their favorite TV content with just an internet connection — no download, additional devices, or credit card needed.

For more information on Samsung TV Plus and Samsung’s Smart TVs, please visit: https://www.samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00061521/

*Source: The Convergence Research Group, The Battle for the American Couch Potato: OTT and TV (April 2019).
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