Samsung Expands Global Coverage of Tizen OS with New Licensing Agreements – Samsung Newsroom UK

Samsung Expands Global Coverage of Tizen OS with New Licensing Agreements – Samsung Newsroom UK

Licensed partner smart TVs powered by Tizen OS will be available this year

Samsung will partner with ODM companies[1] leading international companies such as Atmaca, HKC and Tempo. This will allow non-Samsung smart TVs to come with Tizen OS, the open-source operating system for Samsung Smart TV. The new Tizen TVs will be available in Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Turkey and the UK[2] before the end of this year.

The Tizen TV Platform Licensing program was introduced at the 2021 Samsung Developer Conference (SDC). Thanks to the licensing program, TVs from other manufacturers can now use the smart functions and modern user interface of Tizen OS.

For a smooth implementation, Samsung is working with multiple partners on content licensing and hardware optimization. This collaboration allows other television brands to access a world of entertainment exclusive to Samsung Smart TVs. At the same time, Tizen now has access to offers from a growing partner ecosystem. In addition to many useful features, the high-performance Tizen operating system offers a very wide range of international and national applications such as:

  • Samsung TV PlusSamsung’s streaming platform where you can enjoy hundreds of live channels, news, entertainment, shows and sports for free.
  • International apps, Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, Prime Video, Apple TV+, Xbox app for cloud gaming, …
  • National apps, Eleven Sports, Telesat and soon RTBF Auvio,…

Since its first version in 2012, which Samsung developed in collaboration with the Linux Foundation, the Tizen operating system has grown exponentially. Currently, around 200 million people in 197 countries own a Samsung Smart TV with Tizen OS. This number will further increase thanks to the new licensing program.

“2022 has been a momentous year for the Tizen operating system,” says Tonnie van Schijndel, Senior Marketing Manager TV and Audio at Samsung Benelux. ” We celebrated the 10th anniversary of the OS and the arrival of the very first smart TVs with Tizen from other brands. We will continue to grow the licensing program and release Tizen OS and its ecosystem for brands and products around the world. »

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[1] Original Development Manufacturing.
[2] Tizen TVs from Akai, Bauhn and Linsar will be available in Australia from September 2022. Other brands will be available in Q4 2022.