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Samsung unveils new Smart TV content at IFA 2014

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Popular games and services to be released on Samsung Smart TVs include ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted' and Skype video call services 

21st August 2014, London, UK - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, has today announced new Smart TV content that will be unveiled at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliance trade show. Popular games and services being released for Samsung Smart TV include, ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted,' Skype video call services ‘Real Football 2014' and ‘Golf Star'.

All new games will be available to download from the Samsung's Smart TV hub on the dedicated Games Panel, which has been designed to provide an enriched and interactive entertainment experience for game fans. The hub can be controlled by multiple devices including Smart Control, a dedicated Samsung Gamepad, along with other Samsung Galaxy devices such as tablets and phones.

"The content available through TV's is more varied than ever before, and at Samsung we are committed to ensuring that we can provide the best breadth of content possible for every user, whatever their interests may be", said Doug D'Souza, Strategic Content Manger for Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland. "It has never been easier for our customers to discover even more entertaining and easy-to-use content on their Samsung Smart TVs which is enhanced by the fantastic picture quality on Samsung's TV screens." 

New Smart TV content being released includes:

  • Skype - one of the first apps featured in the Smart TV app market, this updated version will now bring group video and full HD video calls to the Samsung Smart TV 2014 models with built-in cameras.
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted - published by EA, this is one of the most popular racing games on the market and boasts fast speed, crisp graphics and true-to-life scenarios.
  • Real Football 2014 - a football simulation game from Gameloft, featuring great graphics and animations, while offering users the ability to create, play and manage football players and teams.
  • Golf Star - a virtual reality golf experience from Com2us that features realistic graphics, techniques from golf pros and a simulation powered by real physics-based gameplay.

"At Gameloft, we are committed to offering high quality games for TV and mobile platforms - providing consumers the ultimate viewing experience," said Hakyung Lee, Managing Director at Gameloft. "The release of games like ‘Real Football' on Samsung's Smart TV will put users at the heart of the action, blurring the lines between the screen and reality for the ultimate immersive experience."

Apps released at IFA 2014 will be available to download for free globally, including Europe, Korea, and the U.S., through the Games Panel on Samsung Smart TVs.

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.

About Com2us

Com2us is a Korean mobile game company (publish/develop mobile games) founded in 1998. Com2uS has been spearheading the mobile game industry since its inception in 1998, with its reputation as the No. 1 mobile games provider in Korea. Com2uS's superior contents and game development/publishing capability have been highly recognized by both the game industry and financial institutions, constantly winning awards home and abroad. With its exceptional technology extensively covering network expertise and content development to server operation and platform transition know-how, Com2uS is a global mobile game developer and publisher, leading the mobile game industry with fun, top-quality games. From 2001, Com2us has been serving the mobile game in major countries overseas, also established subsidiaries in China, Japan and the United States. Through a global open market today, Com2us offers various mobile games to more than 180 countries around the world.

About EA

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Located in Redwood city, California. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. In fiscal 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion. EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The SimsTM, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for SpeedTM, BattlefieldTM and Mass EffectTM

About Gameloft

Gameloft is an international company to lead the development and publishing of downloadable video games. From past 10 years, Gameloft has been leading the innovation to lead the industry in this field. Gameloft also have been developing games that you can play mobile phone, smart phone, iPhone, iPod touch, PlayStation®Network game WiiWare® course, DSiWare, and Microsoft®XboxLIVE®Arcade etc.

Signed a license agreement UNO®, Ferrari®, Shrek®, CSI TM, Spider-Man®, and Brothers inArms®, Gameloft is building a cooperative relationship with other brands on the basis of this. It operates with a ownership of a unique title Real Football, Asphalt, such as BrainChallenge® as well.

Studio Gameloft currently is located in the world each continent, having the developers more than 3,500, providing the games in more than 100 countries.

About Microsoft (or Skype)

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.