Millions of Samsung and LG TV owners in UK getting 'major' free TV upgrade

Millions of Brits are set to receive a major free TV upgrade with access to five new live channels. An update to the Blaze TV app means those using smart TVs, including Samsung and LG, will get hundreds of new shows for absolutely free.

Blaze app viewers will get Mystery TV, Inside Crime, History Hunters, Deal Masters, and World War TV. Simplestream’s Chief Commercial Officer, Dan Finch, commented: “It’s exciting to build on the success of the BLAZE digital service by doubling down on the offering.

"Mid-rolls on the broadcast feed and a raft of new FAST channels coming to the apps will provide Blaze with a more compelling solution than ever with live, FAST, and VoD. A hybrid CSAI and SSAI approach, together with Sky Media, will allow Blaze to be even more successful going forward.”

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Julie Mitchelmore, VP of Digital at A+E Networks EMEA, said in a statement over the exciting development: “We’re delighted to enhance the offering on our BLAZE streaming service with even more choices for viewers who want to enjoy the very best entertainment.”

James Hall, Head of Web at A+E Networks EMEA, added in his own statement this week: “The new website will be the ultimate destination for mystery solvers and deal hunters alike. We’re proud to have built an amazing new online offering in-house for BLAZE, working closely with Simplestream to provide feature-parity, no matter what device you want to watch our channels on.

"FAST and VoD content will sit side-by-side, providing web visitors with more content to watch than ever before.” BLAZE, a factual entertainment channel in the UK, is A+E Networks EMEA’s first free-to-air brand. It launched in the UK market in September 2016 as a TV Everywhere (TVE) service.

It is available for scores of Samsung and LG TV owners.