HORIZONSPORTS, the world’s first Nature Sports & Lifestyle TV and video platform has launched on Samsung’s Smart TV Hub – TV PLUS, reaching over four million smart TV viewers across Germany. HORIZONSPORTS’ premium video content caters to people who hike, run, cycle, love mountains and want to be more active in nature.
HORIZONSPORTS aims to be the best-connected screen destination for millions of enthusiasts. Laurence Fox Hopper and Philippe Deleplace, the co-founders of HORIZONSPORTS, said “ we are delighted to partner with TV Plus and bring the most comprehensive nature sports and lifestyle content directly to millions of enthusiasts on Samsung smart TVs in Germany and soon in other countries “.
“Our goal at Samsung is to create innovative and valuable technology that makes our consumers’ lives easier and more enjoyable when it comes to watching their favorite content,” said Heeman Lee, Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
HORIZONSPORTS is partnering with top athletes, specialised video production companies, the outdoor industry and sports events around the world in order to offer the best selection of premium nature sports and lifestyle programming.
HORIZONSPORTS has entertaining stories covering all kinds of terrains and climates, focusing on trail running, trekking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, triathlons, mountaineering, camping, skiing, snowboarding, stand-up paddling, kayaking,… and much more. Sports Programmes include UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc), Ötillö Swimrun, Marathon des Sables, the Pioneer Mountain Bike Race and other competitions. Lifestyle programmes, including Walks around Britain, Rock the Parks, a series about hiking in American parks, and a fantastic kayaking adventure paddling around Iceland, are just some of the hundreds of premium sports and lifestyle contents available to subscribers. HORIZONSPORTS is also available on Watch It! in France and Germany, on 50 million connected devices in the Vewd App Store in Europe as well as directly to the consumer with horizonsports.TV (SVOD) platform with on-demand, live sports and TV streaming.
About Samsung TV PLUS
Samsung TV PLUS delivers a user-friendly experience that allows users to easily access contents featuring scrolling channels menu so that the consumers do not have to struggle to search desired contents in each application. This familiar process makes the user experience simple and easy, so that retrieving content is more enjoyable than ever before.
TV PLUS was first launched in 2015 in South Korea and continues to grow across its available markets including North America and Southeast Asia. In January 2017, TV PLUS was also made available with multiple channels in Germany and the European expansion is planned for the near future.