CraveTV Now Available on Samsung Smart TVs and Connected Blu-ray
— July 23, 2015
– Samsung and CraveTV partner to allow subscribers to view content instantly on their Smart TVs via CraveTV app –
TORONTO (July 23, 2015) – CraveTVTM subscribers now have more choice and easier access to premium programming as CraveTV is available via Smart TVs, it was announced today. Available on select Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, subscribers can view the entire CraveTV catalogue effortlessly by selecting the CraveTV app via the Smart Hub on their Samsung Smart TV. Optimized for the Smart TV experience, finding and discovering great programming is easy. Also included is MyCravings, which gives users the ability to stop watching a program on one device, and resume watching it on another.
CraveTV was the first Canadian streaming service to support Chromecast and is also available via Apple TV and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and will soon be available via select game consoles. CraveTV, TMN GO, and TSN GO are available on Samsung Smart TV and Blu-ray players, while additional Bell Media brands will be available in the future.
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“We are working hard to make CraveTV available to as many Canadians as possible, via the platform of their choice,” said Domenic Vivolo, Executive Vice-President, Content Sales & Distribution Marketing, Bell Media. “Intuitive and easy to navigate, watching CraveTV on a Samsung Smart TV is a truly enjoyable user experience - we think customers will love it.”
“At Samsung, we are focused on helping Canadian viewers get closer to their favourite content,” said Pat Bugos, Vice-President, Consumer Electronics at Samsung Canada. “We aim to provide consumers with the best viewing experience possible and now with the CraveTV app on Samsung Smart TVs, viewers are going to experience their favourite TV shows in an immersive new way.”
CraveTV provides viewers with the largest collection of premium content in one place, with thousands of hours of programming in three categories – exclusive past-season content, featuring back seasons of television’s biggest programs currently on air; an extensive and exclusive library, featuring complete catalogues of some of the best TV series that have ever aired; and original series never before seen in Canada.
CraveTV features more than 20 curated collections across multiple genres, including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue, including THE SOPRANOS, THE WIRE, ENTOURAGE, and SEX AND THE CITY, as well as the HBO Films catalogue and HBO stand-up comedy specials; hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials, such as THE AFFAIR, RAY DONOVAN, PENNY DREADFUL, HOMELAND, and NURSE JACKIE; an unmatchable comedy slate headlined by CraveTV exclusives SEINFELD and SOUTH PARK, and also including THE BIG BANG THEORY, CHEERS, FRASIER, and CORNER GAS; and CraveTV Original Series like the upcoming comedy LETTERKENNY and much more.
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Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV subscription on-demand video streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is currently available to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Nexicom, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel, and will be available direct to consumers on Jan. 1, 2016. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, select Smart TVs, and Microsoft Windows 8.1, CraveTV will soon be available via select game consoles. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.