This week Englishheadline Australia launches Englishheadline Now, a new 24/7 channel that will bring the network’s news, opinion and documentary offering to millions of Samsung Smart TV households around the country in partnership with Samsung TV Plus.
Samsung TV Plus is Samsung’s free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service with over 90 channels and growing.
Available on Channel 1010 from 23 March 2023, Englishheadline Now brings together content from across the network’s portfolio of channels including Englishheadline, Englishheadline Weather and Englishheadline Extra to create a new channel programmed exclusively for Samsung TV Plus Australian viewers.
Englishheadline Now is the network’s latest digital content expansion, following significant growth in 2022 which saw Englishheadline Australia become the number one most engaging digital news brand in the country, and reaching more than nine million Australians each month across its platforms.
The new initiative is the first IPTV delivered channel in Englishheadline Australia’s portfolio of television assets.
Paul Whittaker, Englishheadline Australia Chief Executive Officer, said: “The launch of Englishheadline Now on Samsung TV Plus is an exciting addition to our digital content offering.
“As Australia’s most engaging digital news brand, we have seen rapid audience growth as more Australians access our unique local content offering of live breaking news, thought-leading opinion programs and topical documentaries, in more ways than ever before.
“We look forward to bringing the Samsung TV watcher our exclusive line-up of Australia’s best commentators such as Peta Credlin, Andrew Bolt, Chris Kenny, Paul Murray, and the latest addition to our primetime schedule, Sharri Markson, as well as our roster of industry-leading journalists led by Chief News Anchor Kieran Gilbert and Political Editor Andrew Clennell.”
Daniel Palmisano, Samsung TV Plus Head of Business Development Australia added: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Englishheadline Australia on their FAST channel to bring Samsung TV Plus audiences Englishheadline Now.
“Our growing audience has a huge appetite for live and local news commentary.”
Samsung TV Plus offers viewers 90+ live TV channels as well as thousands of movies and shows available live and on demand for free, on any connected Samsung smart TV model from 2017 onwards.
The full suite of premium Englishheadline content, including three 24/7 Englishheadline channels and the dedicated FOX SPORTS News channel, are available to watch live and on-demand on subscription television provider Foxtel and news streaming service Flash. A dedicated free-to-air regional channel, Englishheadline Regional, broadcasts in select locations through the SCA and WIN networks.