SkyShowtime expands today to Central and Eastern Europe and will complete its European roll-out later this month. The app is now available on select Samsung Smart TVs. - "SkyShowtime has today also announced a partnership with Samsung. From 14 February, customers across all markets will be able to watch SkyShowtime through select Samsung Smart TVs," the company announced. Compatible models include Samsung Smart TVs from 2017 or later that run Tizen 3.0 or later. Earlier Samsung TVs with Tizen do not get SkyShowtime, as Samsung does not upgrade the Tizen platform in TVs after the sale. There is no word on 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos support. The app was already available on Android TV, Apple TV (tvOS), Google TV and recent LG TVs (webOS). Chromecast is also supported.
European launchSkyShowtime brings together content from Universal, Paramount, Showtime, DreamWorks, Paramount+, Peacock and Sky Studios. It includes theatrical films from Paramount and Universal, which arrive on SkyShowtime a few months after their theatrical release. SkyShowtime began its roll-out in September 2022 in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden where it replaced Paramount+. The Netherlands and Portugal followed in October. SkyShowtime ended 2022 by entering Central and Eastern Europe including Bosnia & Herzegovonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Today, SkyShowtime launches in Central and Eastern Europe including Albania, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. On February 28, it will launch in Spain and Andorra. SkyShowtime is a joint venture streaming service designed to challenge other international streaming services such as Disney+, HBO Max and Netflix. - "In the space of just five months, SkyShowtime has launched in over 20 markets across Europe. I’m extremely proud of the entire team who have worked so hard to make this a reality. We are dedicated to these markets and excited to bring new customers the entertainment they love at a price they will love. From the latest series and blockbuster movies from our iconic and world-renowned studios to original programming, SkyShowtime is the next great streaming service for Europe," said Monty Sarhan, SkyShowtime CEO.
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