03.25.20 / TV & Home Theaters

PlayersTV Launches Today Exclusively on Samsung TV Plus

PlayersTV joins a growing roster of over 100 free channels on Samsung TV Plus; Consumers have access to content from elite athletes such as Chris Paul, Vernon Davis, CJ McCollum, Carmelo Anthony and more.

PlayersTV on Samsung TV Plus screenshot

Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free Smart TV video service that delivers instant access to over 100 free channels, and Players Media Group today announced the exclusive launch of PlayersTV, a new and innovative network at the intersection of sports, culture and lifestyle. Starting today, consumers can watch PlayersTV for free on channel 1003 on Samsung TV Plus, available on all 2016-2020 Samsung Smart TVs.

Athlete passions and interests on display

PlayersTV connects athletes and their fans. The unique channel provides a look into athlete’s passions, interests, and off-the-field pursuits, and blends a variety of mediums from comedies and documentaries, to reality shows and podcasts, all centered on sports, culture and lifestyle. Its content is a natural fit for a lean-back, linear viewing experience, and offers a glimpse into the fascinating and inspiring lives of professional athletes.

PlayersTV, which was introduced during NBA All-Star Weekend in February, has content partnerships with athletes from all major sports leagues, including Chris Paul, Vernon Davis, CJ McCollum, Baron Davis and Carmelo Anthony, among others.

“Athletes are producing great content but getting it into the hands of our fans has been an issue for athletes across sports. PlayersTV was developed to tackle that issue head-on. It will be a hub where fans from around the world can access our content and provides us with the opportunity as creators to support each other,” said Chris Paul, NBA player and founder of Oh Dipp!!! Productions

“Samsung TV Plus connects our millions of viewers to content that informs, entertains, and inspires, so it’s only natural that we’ve forged a partnership with PlayersTV to bring our viewers into the lives of word-class athletes,” said Salek Brodsky, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Samsung Electronics. “At a time when major sporting events are unfortunately on hold, PlayersTV allows Samsung to connect fans with their favorite athletes in a new way, and is a perfect example of the high-quality programming that Samsung is committed to bringing to our viewers.”

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PlayersTV brings you closer to athletes, inside and outside of sports

PlayersTV programming will include a mix of lifestyle content from professional athletes across sports, including shows such as:

WTF Baron Davis, an irreverent comedy series starring Baron Davis as an unorthodox life coach providing mentorship to an assortment of eclectic characters.

Most Valuable Partner, where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to professional athletes such as Rob Gronkowski, Marshall Faulk and other top athletes in the hopes they will invest in their early stage companies.

Mindful Life with DeAndre Jordan, which rides long with Jordan and his entertaining world as the plant-based professional basketball player seeks to live a mindful life.

Discussing the new original show he created, produced, and is launching exclusively on Samsung TV Plus, DeAndre Jordan, NBA player and founder of Three House Media, said: “I’m excited to invite viewers on this journey as we discover the many ways to create mindfulness in our everyday lives. Different activities show the enhanced benefits of creating mind and body balance.”

The addition of PlayersTV to the robust channel lineup on Samsung TV Plus enhances the video service’s sports offering. Samsung TV Plus includes over 100 channels across news, sports, movies, entertainment and more. Pre-installed on all 2016-2020 Samsung Smart TVs, millions of users already use Samsung TV Plus, making it one of the top OTT services on the Samsung Smart TV platform. Users can instantly watch Samsung TV Plus for free with just an internet connection—no download, additional device, or subscription needed.

For more information on Samsung and Samsung TV Plus, please visit: samsungtvplus.com

Video from the initial PlayersTV February 14th announcement event at the NBA All-Star Weekend

About Players Media Group
Players Media Group is an experienced digital agency with focus in media, sports and entertainment. PMG has a proven track record of helping athletes, brands and rights holders to achieve their commercial objectives through effective and engaging digital and social-first content, distribution, and intellectual property-related marketing strategies. Players Media Group has a combined 100+ years of experience in media, technology, and sports and entertainment. Visit us at www.players-media.com
About PlayersTV
A subsidiary of Players Media Group, PlayersTV is the central destination for fans seeking quality athlete content and intimate access into the interesting and entertaining lives of professional athletes. PlayersTV is set to launch on Samsung TV Plus in March 2020. Visit us at www.playerstv.co, and Instagram @theplayerstv.
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