Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Samsung users first to experience SKY’s Android App SKY GO

Samsung Exclusive Android Partner for SKY GO

Samsung users first to experience SKY’s Android App SKY GO

Auckland, April 22, 2014 – Samsung has been named the exclusive Android partner for the Android launch of SKY GO, SKY’s new online and mobile service.

Samsung smartphone users will be the first to experience ten live streamed channels through the soon to launch Android SKY GO app.

Director of IT and Mobile for Samsung, Josh Delgado, says this is great news for Samsung customers, who will be able to experience SKY GO before the rest of the Android market.

“We’re excited to partner with SKY to launch SKY GO on Android. Samsung is passionate about providing Kiwis with access to great content, and our partnership with SKY is a demonstration of this. Through SKY GO, our customers will be able to watch SKY’s premium content such as the FIFA World Cup, Super 15 Rugby and premiere movies anywhere, anytime via their Samsung smartphone.”

Ten channels can be accessed through the SKY GO app, including four LIVE sports channels; SKY Sport 1, 2, 3, and 4, SKY Movies Premiere, E!, UKTV, Cartoon Network, National Geographic and BBC World News. SKY has plans to increase the number of live streamed channels and introduce on demand content to mobile devices during 2014.

Kirsty Way, spokesperson for SKY, says they are excited to work with Samsung to offer customers more choice about how they view its programming.

“SKY GO is all about enabling New Zealanders to access fantastic entertainment, sport and news and more on-the-go. Kiwis’ lives are increasingly centred around their mobile devices, and SKY GO means customers can access premium programmes no matter where they are.

“However, not all smartphones are created equal and we wanted to ensure these features were first offered on the most advanced Android devices, making Samsung the best fit for the launch of the new app,” she said.

The partnership between SKY and Samsung comes not long after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and Mr Delgado says that timing couldn’t be better.

“The Samsung Galaxy S5, with its 5.1 inch screen and Full-HD resolution, will give SKY GO users the ultimate viewing experience. When combined with the faster network speeds and 4G being rolled-out nationwide, the Galaxy S5 makes streaming rich content, like SKY GO, a faster, sharper, and seamless experience.”

SKY GO was launched in December when iSKY rebranded as SKYGO.co.nz and the SKY GO app was launched.

Through SKY GO, customers can:
• Watch up to ten streamed channels (when subscribed to SKY Basic, SKY Sport and SKY Movies)
• Adapt streaming to suit their internet connection
• Monitor viewing hours on the tracker
• Browse a seven day electronic programme guide (EPG) for channels on the app
• Book recordings for current and future events through MY SKY
• Post about programmes via social media and e-mail
• Set and manage parental controls to keep content family friendly

At launch SKY GO will be available on:
• Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, S5
• Samsung Galaxy Note II and Note III
• Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and 10.1
• Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

SKY GO will be deployed to additional Samsung Android devices throughout the year.

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. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media: Julian Wilcox Leaves Māori TV

Māori Television has confirmed the resignation of Head of News and Production Julian Wilcox. Mr Maxwell acknowledged Mr Wilcox’s significant contribution to Māori Television since joining the organisation in 2004. More>>

ALSO:

Genetics: New Heat Tolerant Cow Developed

Hamilton, New Zealand-based Dairy Solutionz Ltd has led an expert genetics team to develop a new dairy cow breed conditioned to thrive in lower elevation tropical climates and achieve high milk production under heat stress. More>>

Fractals: Thousands More Business Cards Needed To Build Giant Sponge

New Zealand is taking part in a global event this weekend to build a Menger Sponge using 15 million business cards but local organisers say they are thousands of business cards short. More>>

Scoop Business: NZ Net Migration Rises To Annual Record In September

New Zealand’s annual net migration rose to a record in September, beating government forecasts, as the inflow was spurred by student arrivals from India and Kiwis returning home from Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Fletcher To Close Its Christchurch Insulation Plant, Cut 29 Jobs

Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s largest listed company, will close its Christchurch insulation factory, as it consolidates its Tasman Insulations operations in a “highly competitive market”. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Novartis Adds Nine New Treatments Under Pharmac Deal

Novartis New Zealand, the local unit of the global pharmaceuticals firm, has added nine new treatments in a far-ranging agreement with government drug buying agency, Pharmac. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: English Wary On Tax Take, Could Threaten Surplus

Finance Minister Bill English is warning the tax take may come in below forecast in the current financial year, as figures released today confirm it was short by nearly $1 billion in the year to June 30 and English warned of the potential impact of slumping receipts from agricultural exports. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news