According to the statement, movies on the Acetrax service will be available in Q4 2010 for 24-hour rental or purchase. Acetrax gives customers the option to rent and buy movies directly through their TVs. The movies can be stored in their digital online library and played back on up to 4 devices including connected Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players, home audio systems and laptops (PC or Mac).
Unedited press release follows:
Acetrax Brings Premium Movie Service to Samsung TVs and Blu-ray Players
* New movie service from Acetrax, brings popular movies and TV shows to Samsung Internet@TV enabled TVs and Blu-ray players
* Over 2,000 titles available to buy or rent and instantly watch from Hollywood studios including Paramount Pictures and independent studios including Momentum Pictures
* Service to be offered in UK, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Austria, enabling high quality, on-demand viewing straight to TVs
LONDON–Acetrax today announces that it will deliver popular movies and TV shows to Internet@TV enabled Samsung TV and Blu-ray devices. Acetrax gives customers instant access to a continuously updated selection of the latest releases from major Hollywood studios.
Movies on the Acetrax service will be available in Q4 2010 for 24-hour rental or purchase. Acetrax is the first movie retailer in Europe that gives customers the freedom to rent and buy movies directly through their TVs. The movies can be stored in their digital online library and played back on up to 4 devices including connected Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players, home audio systems and laptops (PC or Mac).
At launch, an impressive selection of popular Hollywood movies including Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Up In The Air will be available for purchase through the Acetrax service in all territories. Customers will also be able to choose from a constantly updated catalogue of new releases as well as classic titles such as The Godfather for 24-hour rental or purchase. Users can enter the Acetrax movie store from their Samsung TV or from their computer through www.acetrax.com.
“The music industry was transformed by a service connected to a device. We believe the same will happen with the movie industry and a connected TV service with no monthly subscription. Acetrax is dedicated to providing this together with Samsung, the world’s largest TV manufacturer.” says Leslie Golding, CMO Acetrax.
Samsung TV models with Internet@TV that will include the Acetrax movie service include the following models*:
LED TVs – C6500, C6540, C6600, C6620, C7000, C8000, C9000
LCD TVs – C650, C652, C654, C750; Plasma – C6500, C7000
Blu-ray players: BD-C5300, BD-C5500, BD-C6500, BD-C6900, BD-C7500,
BD-C8200, BD-C8500 Blu-ray HTS (home theatre system)
*The Acetrax movie service is not available on models under 32 inches.
About Samsung Electronics Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
Acetrax is a multi-territory digital movie retailer, empowering premium brands to offer bespoke premium movie services to their customers. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. It offers consumers digital content to rent or buy for TV, PC and mobile devices from a choice of films, TV series and music concerts. Acetrax has relationships with major Hollywood Studios including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Universal, as well as Momentum, Diva, Constantin, MK2, Film Is Now and music companies Eagle Rock and Charly Films. In addition to its own movie service, it also provides customer-specific solutions for telecom and cable providers. More info at www.acetrax.com