SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) - Changhong, a rapidly emerging leader in the TV manufacturing industry, today announced a partnership with Flingo (http://www.flingo.tv), the world's largest publisher of Smart TV apps, to integrate Samba interactive TV platform into the Changhong line of Smart TVs. Launched by Flingo at CES in January, Samba (http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/flingo-announces-samba-interactive-tv-platform-that-connects-first-second-screen-experiences-1742433.htm) instantly identifies live TV shows, recommends related online videos, and aggregates real-time information including social media discussions about the TV program currently playing. It also delivers additional features such as check-ins, tweets, polls, quizzes, cast and crew information, and special offers directly on the TV or Second Screen.
Samba makes watching TV more fun and engaging because viewers can discover content on the TV or mobile device, and instantly share their favorites with friends.
"Changhong's Smart TVs will have a strong presence in North America because we offer great features and great value," said Wenjun Yu, marketing director at Changhong. "The partnership with Flingo allows us to offer many new content choices at no additional cost to the consumer. Furthermore, with Flingo's new Samba platform, Changhong immediately has a powerful tool to bring together phones, tablets and TVs, to make a smarter TV experience."
"Samba has blurred the lines between traditional TV and smart TV for the first time," said Ashwin Navin, CEO and co-founder of Flingo. "Giving the viewers a lean-back experience while also providing them with the wealth of information on the Web creates an unparalleled TV experience. We are excited to have Changhong as a partner to drive innovation within the Smart TVs."
Changhong is regarded as the most valuable brand in the consumer electronics industry in China. In 1994, Changhong became a public company in Shanghai Stock Exchange. The annual turnover of Changhong was $11 billion and the brand value of Changhong was more than $12 billion in 2012.
Founded in 2008, Flingo delivers a more engaging TV experience through its portfolio of applications and TV platform technologies. Flingo publishes more Smart TV apps than any other company in the world and is a product and service of Free Stream Media Corp. Flingo's automatic content recognition (ACR) (http://flingo.tv/acr-syncapps.html) platform, Samba, seamlessly connects Smart TVs, laptops or tablets and mobile phones via a web browser to instantly deliver contextually relevant information to viewer's second screens. Flingo is currently available on over 15 million screens, in 118 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit http://flingo.tv/acr-syncapps.html or follow @FlingoTV (https://twitter.com/flingotv).