20th Century Fox and Samsung are getting the ball rolling for UHD owners (and prospective owners) by partnering up to deliver more UHD content. With 10x more Ultra HD sets expected to be sold this year it may be time for UHD to take hold in the marketplace.
From Business Wire
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announced today a strategic partnership with leading Hollywood movie studio 20th Century Fox. Focused on establishing a secure and sustainable next-generation Ultra High Definition (UHD) content ecosystem, the partnership will deliver a variety of UHD content to consumers via Samsung's Smart Hub platform across the company's line up of UHD TVs, which offer
four times the resolution of Full HD TVs for a vivid, crystal-clear picture. The partnership will also explore additional collaboration opportunities in multiple areas of innovation with the goal of creating immersive next-generation consumer experiences.
"We are laser-focused on developing solutions that bring innovations like Ultra HD from the CES show floor to the living room for people to own and enjoy."
Earlier this year at CES 2014, Samsung announced a partnership with 20th Century Fox when it unveiled a UHD Video Pack, a storage device pre-loaded with content from multiple studios, including blockbuster 20th Century Fox movies - such as Night at the Museum, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Counselor. Going forward, Samsung and 20th Century Fox will expand this partnership in order to further develop a broader UHD content distribution ecosystem.
"As a market leader of UHD TVs, Samsung is actively working with the best in the industry to pioneer a sustainable UHD content distribution ecosystem which will not only benefit consumers, but also open ways for content partners to expand their role in distributing UHD content," said Kyungshik Lee, Senior Vice President of the Service Strategy Team of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics. "Our strategic partnership with 20th Century Fox is a great example of how the industry is working towards bringing UHD content to end-consumers in the most efficient way while accelerating our ability to provide a full UHD ecosystem."
"Our partnership with Samsung creates a unique opportunity to introduce Ultra HD movies to audiences around the world," said Mike Dunn, President, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. "We are laser-focused on developing solutions that bring innovations like Ultra HD from the CES show floor to the living room for people to own and enjoy."
About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S. and America's fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion.