updated 04:40 pm EST, Fri January 7, 2011
New content delivery deals struck
Samsung has struck new deals with Comcast and Time Warner. Comcast’s Xfinity TV will be distributed to Samsung’s smart TVs and on the application store for the Galaxy products interacting through the Comcast set-top box. On the Galaxy Tab, the Xfinity TV experience is a virtual television guide and a mobile video player all in one. Xfinity TV digital customers will be able to browse, discover and sort video content, change the channel on a Samsung smart TV in real time, and program DVRs.
In addition, users can watch streaming TV programming and movies from the Xfinity TV service directly on the tablet, and access that content across multiple devices. The service’s roadmap includes the ability to begin watching a favorite movie on the Galaxy Tab, then pause the movie and resume watching it on a Samsung smart TV from the exact moment it was paused, and vice versa.
Similarly, Samsung’s new agreement with the Time Warner Cable service will give Time Warner Cable’s subscribers access to all of their cable channels directly on Samsung smart TVs and the Galaxy Tab in the home. All of the content can be consumed through Samsung’s smart TV line-up, and via an app within Samsung’s application storefront for viewing on its Galaxy Tab and smartphones.