Hisense Integrates Samba, Flingo's Interactive TV Platform to Instantly Synchronize Smart Phones, Tablets With Smart TVs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jan 04, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Hisense, China's leading TV manufacturer and one of the largest TV
manufacturers worldwide, today announced a partnership with Flingo
(www.flingo.tv), the world's largest publisher of Smart TV apps, to
integrate Samba interactive TV platform into Hisense Smart TVs.
Launched by Flingo today, Samba instantly identifies live TV shows,
recommends related online videos, and aggregates real-time
information including social media discussions about the TV program
currently playing. It also delivers additional features such as
check-ins, tweets, polls, quizzes, cast and crew information, and
special offers directly on the TV or Second Screen.
Flingo partners with leading manufacturers due to its unique approach
of deploying automatic content recognition (ACR) technology into the
TV itself, rather than relying on the microphone from second screen
devices to identify broadcast content playing on the TV. Flingo's
recommendations are available within a few seconds of changing
channels. Samba makes watching TV more fun and engaging because
viewers can discover content on the TV or mobile device, and
instantly share their favorites with friends.
"Samba makes Smart TVs even smarter by providing an integrated second
screen experience," said Peter Erdman, Vice President of consumer
electronics, Hisense USA. "Our customers have told us that they want
more content choices and control over the entertainment experience.
With Samba, Hisense immediately has a powerful tool to bring together
phones, tablets and TVs, and the foundation to make the whole home
smarter and more connected in the future."
"Samba will have a profound effect on the living room experience,"
said Ashwin Navin, CEO and Co-founder of Flingo. "Watching TV is
always better with friends, and the wealth of information on the Web
when presented in the right interface gives the viewer unparalleled
control over the TV experience. We are excited to have Hisense as a
partner to drive innovation within the Smart TVs."
Flingo will be demonstrating Samba in Las Vegas, NV at CES 2013 in
the Central Hall (booth 15239). It will also be available for demo in
Hisense Electric Co.'s booth in the Central Hall (booth 7243).
The high-tech enterprise Hisense was founded in China
in 1969 and is a world leading provider of flat panel TVs, household
appliances and mobile communication devices. It is recognized as a
global top 10 player by business intelligence industry and research
institutions. With 19 production facilities and six R&D centers
around the globe, it has regional headquarters in Europe, North
America, Australia, Africa, and Southeast Asia and its products are
sold in more than 130 countries.
Founded in 2008, Flingo delivers a more engaging TV
experience through its portfolio of applications and TV platform
technologies. Flingo publishes more Smart TV apps than any other
company in the world and is a product and service of Free Stream
Media Corp. Flingo's automatic content recognition (ACR) platform,
Samba, seamlessly connects Smart TVs, laptops or tablets and mobile
phones via a web browser to instantly deliver contextually relevant
information to viewer's second screens. Flingo is currently available
on over 15 million screens, in 118 countries worldwide. For more
information, please visit http://flingo.tv/acr-syncapps.html, or
Vantage Communications for Flingo
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