Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn Bhd, announced the launch of NewsON panel in partnership with Yahoo. The new feature delivers easy access to timely news information and content straight on the Samsung Smart TV in Malaysia. With a click of a remote, users have immediate access – even in low bandwidth environments – to the day’s most popular reports, ensuring Samsung Smart TV consumers are well informed and equipped for the day.
NewsON is available for free to Samsung Smart TV owners via the Samsung Smart Hub. This new feature offers a snapshot of the latest news and weather in Bahasa Malaysia and English. The main page, allows users to click to see story summaries or full articles.
The dedicated panel provides the most viewed and important local stories as well as weather reports for all the main cities in Malaysia, with Flickr photos in the background. News and weather information are periodically updated through a friendly user-interface which ensures Samsung Smart TV owners are kept informed with latest headlines and stories of their interest.
NewsON gives users a more connected life by providing readily accessible and relevant local content. The new feature is part of Samsung’s commitment to expanding the TV experience beyond simply watching television and movies to bringing knowledge, news and information to everyone, everywhere.
“Keeping in line with our goal to provide relevant and customised content through Samsung Smart TV, our partnership with Yahoo, creates yet another informative avenue for our consumers. We have made our Smart TVs more than just entertainment. We have extended the entertainment experience into a dynamic portal of information” said Kwon Jae Hoon, Managing Director of Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn Bhd.
He adds, “Yahoo is our first partner on the NewsON panel and we are excited to add on more information partners in time to come to deliver an even greater variety of information to suit the different needs of our consumers”.
Samsung Smart TV owners can now access the NewsON panel by simply connecting their Samsung Smart TV to the internet for an update.
For further information, please visit www.samsung.com/my or visit Samsung Malaysia Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/samsungmalaysia.