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4oD debuts on Samsung Smart TVs

Channel 4 has launched its on-demand service 4oD on Samsung Smart TVs.

The service will be available through Samsung Apps for Samsung owners and features 30 days of catch up telly as well as access to 4oD’s classic show archive.

Viewers will be able to watch classic Channel 4 programmes such as Brass Eye and Peep Show through their televisions.

4oD debuts on Samsung Smart TVs
How 4oD will look on your average Samsung Smart TV, uploaded at 1280×720 (click to enlarge)
How 4oD will look on your average Samsung Smart TV, uploaded at 1280×720 (click to enlarge)

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The launch means that the catch-up service is slowly matching the ubiquity of the BBC’s iPlayer service that is just about available everywhere. 4oD recently launched on YouView and Sky TV.

“We’re pleased to be able to extend the availability of 4oD, our successful video on demand service, to Samsung’s Smart TVs as we continue to widen the reach of Channel 4 content on to key platforms,” said Sarah Milton, head of video on demand at Channel 4. 

“Smart TV owners will now be able to catch up with recent popular Channel 4 programmes and access many shows from Channel 4’s vast archive spanning 30 years of broadcasting – on demand via their television.” 

Commenting on the launch, Robert King, Vice President of Consumer Electronics for Samsung UK said, ‘’The new addition of 4oD to the Samsung Smart Hub not only strengthens our catch up offering, it also provides our customers with even more choice for their television viewing.”

“From popular dramas through to classics from the last three decades, customers will be guaranteed thousands of viewers hours of entertainment all complemented by Samsung’s premium picture quality and revolutionary product design.’’

Samsung said the app is available on all 2012 (and later) Samsung Smart TV models.

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