All of you early adopters of those new 4K (2160p) Ultra High-Definition TV’s out there may have noticed there is a serious dearth of native content to take full advantage of all of that extra resolution. Now, Samsung and Paramount have partnered to offer UHD Video Packs preloaded to Samsung customers. Customers will also be able to download new content as it becomes available. Some of the blockbuster films that will be offered initially include Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z. See Below for further information:
Samsung and Paramount Pictures Collaborate to Bring Premier
Ultra High-Definition (UHD) Content to Consumers
New Pre-loaded Samsung UHD Video Pack to Showcase Blockbuster Films
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 6, 2014) – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, and Paramount Pictures today announced an alliance that will invigorate a growing UHD market. Samsung is releasing a UHD Video Pack that will come pre-loaded with UHD-quality content, including handpicked feature films from Paramount Pictures. Consumers can effortlessly access this content at home to gain access to blockbuster films and classics that are more detailed than ever before. UHD delivers four times the resolution of Full HD, making the viewing experience clearer and more vivid.
“We are delighted to work with Samsung to showcase the sensational capabilities of their UHD TVs,” said Amy Reinhard, executive vice president and general manager of Paramount Home Media Distribution. “This is a terrific opportunity for consumers to truly experience the superior picture quality of UHD with some of our most popular films.”
“Paramount Pictures is the gateway to many of the best films of our time,” said Kyungshik Lee, Senior Vice President of the Service Strategy Team of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to deliver these memorable films to our UHD TV customers, giving them the chance to rediscover their favorite scenes with stunning clarity.”
The Samsung UHD Video Pack will come bundled with the blockbuster films Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, the global hit World War Z, the thrill-packed action-adventure G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and the beloved classic Forrest Gump, winner of six Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. Scheduled to start shipping in the spring, Samsung’s UHD Video Pack will easily connect to compatible Samsung UHD TVs for spectacular 4K viewing. Users will also be able to download new UHD content as it becomes available.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
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 televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.