ScreenHits, Samsung Partner For Smart TV App

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ScreenHits is teaming up with Samsung to launch a new app.

The London based company launched some two years ago as a new platform to facilitate the acquisition and distribution of TV and film content between large markets such as the LA Screenings and MIP. ScreenHits also targets consumers and offers a curated collection of films and TV shows on their service. Said content is available to the public free of charge with adverts or at a slight cost to watch advert free. The service also offers a “Star” membership, giving members a discount on ad-free rentals.

The app, which is aimed at the consumer base, is now available and will come pre-installed on Samsung’s range of Smart TV’s. ScreenHits said that the range of content presently available through the app includes Don Jon, Oscar-nominated Katyn, The Family, Pablo Escobar and the IT Crowd.

“As we embark upon the formal launch of our site and app, we could not be happier with the partnership forged with the global leader in smart televisions, Samsung”, said Rose Adkins, CEO of ScreenHits. “We are providing worldwide viewers hyper-curated programming that will allow discovery of new and venerable shows and films from producers around the globe, viewers will be able to select from 200-250 selected programs and films which will change quarterly under both a free and pay program plan”.

The launch of the app comes only a few months after ScreenHits unveiled a deal with a range of producers – including Fox International Channels and eOne – to screen pilots that did not go to series. At the time the deal was hailed as “groundbreaking”, offering producers and distributors a potential new revenue stream. These pilots are made available twice a year as part of the “Pilots Showcase”, which also features projects that are still in development.