MTV MEDIA launches Katsomo application for Samsung Smart TV’s together with Accedo

MTV MEDIA launches Katsomo application for Samsung Smart TV’s together with Accedo

Stockholm, 13 September 2013 – MTV MEDIA’s web tv service Katsomo (www.katsomo.fi) has now expanded to Smart TV sets. Owners of Samsung SmartTV’s are now able to watch a vast offering of live sports and the biggest Finnish entertainment shows straight on their own TVs via the Katsomo application. Content includes both pay tv services as well as free content. The technical development was carried out by Accedo, the global market leader in TV Application Solutions.

Live sports –Formula 1, ice hockey and other Finn favourites

Katsomo offers all of the sports televised on channels included on the pay tv package MTV3 Total. Finns are now able to watch their Ice Hockey team battle for the World Championship and Kimi Räikkönen throttle on the F1 circuits – directly on their new Samsung Smart TVs.

Catch-up service for free-to-air channels

Katsomo serves as a catch-up service for MTV MEDIA’s three free-to-air channels, MTV3, Sub and AVA. Programming includes the biggest Finnish entertainment and reality shows, a large selection of TV dramas and comedies from Hollywood and other popular content.

“People still want to watch the best stuff on the big screen. It’s a remarkable step forward to be able to offer the whole Katsomo package straight through the Samsung Smart TVs”, says Henrik Laine, Head of Web at MTV MEDIA.

“Accedo has created a truly top notch implementation of our Katsomo service on the Samsung platform,” Laine continues.

“We are pleased to be working with MTV MEDIA to launch this new application on Samsung Smart TVs,” commented Elin Askfelt, VP EMEA Accedo. “This service will be an attractive offering for consumers, with both live sports and catch-up TV services, two of the most popular categories for Smart TV consumption.”

“Samsung is always looking to expand the variety of content for Smart TV users, and MTV MEDIA’s Katsomo service is an excellent addition to the offering. Now all the sports from MTV MEDIA’s sports channels can be viewed live or even later as on demand on Samsung’s Smart TV’s”, says Markus Nummisalo, Sales Director for Samsung TV’s.

Media Contact:

MTV MEDIA:
Henrik Laine, Head of Web
henrik.laine@mtvmedia.fi

Samsung:
Markus Nummisalo, Sales Director
p. +358 400 569 228
markus.nummisalo@samsung.fi

Accedo:
Helen Weedon
Communications Manager, Accedo
+44 1570 434632
+44 7733 231922
helen.weedon@accedo.tv

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