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Samsung to offer 80 free channels via smart TVs sold in U.S.

All Headlines 11:00 January 10, 2019

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it will offer 80 free channels through its smart televisions sold in the United States this year.

During Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, the South Korean tech giant said it plans to increase the number of free channels available on its smart TVs -- currently 30 -- to 80 by the end of this year.

Samsung said it will additionally install applications in the entertainment and sports sections to provide a wide range of options to American consumers.

The company said it plans to expand its partnership with the Pan-European Network Service in Europe, unveiling a plan to acquire 40 free channels in Germany.

A smart TV is an internet-connected television that offers a range of online features, such as on-demand content from apps. It connects to websites like Youtube and Netflix and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

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