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Samsung brings NewsON panel to Smart TVs in SA

Samsung has launched its NewsON panel, providing access to news information and content on Samsung Smart TVs in South Africa. The NewsOn panel is free to Samsung SmartTV users and is accessible via the Smart Hub.

NewsON is freely available for Samsung Smart TV owners via the Samsung Smart Hub. This new feature offers a snapshot of the latest news and weather via Yahoo – the first partner for the NewsON panel. Allowing users to click through, see story summaries and full articles or streaming news video clips. This interactive interface provides the most important local stories as well as weather reports for all the main cities in South Africa, with Flickr photos in the background. By updating the Smart TV firmware to version 1112.6 higher, consumers will be able to access the new NewsON panel.

“Samsung believes in making solutions that are not only technologically innovative but provide its customers with convenience that enriches their lives. NewsON is another example of this and will keep consumers updated with local and international news in the comfort of their living room,”” says Lance Berger, Head of Product Marketing TV/AV at Samsung Electronics South Africa.

“”By enhancing the Smart Hub, Samsung is further providing innovative capabilities to its products that give users immediate benefits that positively impact their daily lives‚”” continues Berger.

NewsON gives users a more connected life by providing readily accessible and relevant local content. This new feature is part of Samsung’s commitment to expanding the TV experience beyond simply watching television and movies, and to bring knowledge, news and the most immersive entertainment experience to everyone, everywhere.

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