Changhong Integrates Flingo Interactive TV Platform With Its Smart TVs

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 

Flingo to Enable More Content Choices Within Changhong’s Smart TVs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Changhong, a rapidly emerging leader in the TV manufacturing industry, today announced a partnership with Flingo, 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 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.”

Links: Flingo; Changhong