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Samsung and Blockbuster unite, will bring films to Samsung-branded Smart TVs, and more

Samsung and Blockbuster reach movie deal, gives Australians access to thousands of movies streamed d

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 21, 2012 at 12:46 am CST (0 mins, 46 secs time to read)

Samsung Australia have just inked a deal with Blockbuster, where they'll allow thousands of Blockbuster movies to their new range of Smart TVs, as well as Galaxy-branded smartphones and tablets. Paul Uniacke, CEO of the Franchise Entertainment Group (who owns the rights to the Blockbuster brand in Australia) says that "the Samsung deal is a brilliant deal".

Samsung and Blockbuster unite, will bring films to Samsung-branded Smart TVs, and more | TweakTown.com

This will allow Australians to have access to thousands of movies that can be streamed directly to Samsung-branded products such as Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, tablets, smartphones and more. The new deal will also allow Samsung to push Blockbuster movies onto Samsung-branded notebooks and Ultrabooks.

According to "Samsung sources", the content deal struck with Blockbuster will not be announced until the second half of 2012, where global Samsung plans to launch their Blockbuster offering in the USA, UK, and Europe in the first half of 2012, with Australians getting access to the content as early as September.

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