PlayJam Launches Global Game Service for Samsung Smart TV

written by: Richard Kastelein

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PlayJam, the world's largest TV games network, has launched its global games service for Samsung Smart TV.

PlayJam aims to create the richest environment for games on TV. Now live on Samsung’s 2010 range, the games network will roll out across Samsung Smart TV and blu-ray players. 

Says PlayJam's CEO, Jasper Smith:

"Samsung is the world leader and we are delighted to bring a new generation of games to TV. I have a fundamental belief that games on TV will evolve in to a huge commercial opportunity and our combined aim is simply to provide the best games experience possible to our customers. To help make that a reality we offer great game developers simple access to our global games network  - so that they can monetise their IP and make their games famous.  TV has some extraordinary advantages over the web and mobile, and the ability to make stand out formats has never been greater. We are very excited to share our passion for bringing great games to TV with Samsung.”

The PlayJam service is a social and casual games network available at Samsung Apps-- the world’s first HDTV-based application store offering about 640 paid and free apps globally that help people connect to their various passions, PlayJam offers a mix of in house and leading brand titles, providing consumers worldwide with easy access to thousands of casual and social games at the touch of a button on the remote control.

The PlayJam games network is a social engagement and monetization platform that drives increased revenue and customer loyalty through core features such cross-network tournaments, leader-boards, real-time mass participation events, virtual currencies and recommendations.  PlayJam has launched a beta SDK to provide game developers with a simple one-stop route to global games distribution via TV.

“The overriding mission of our Smart TV proposition is to provide easy access to content that can be shared and enjoyed by the whole family, and games are a key genre”. says Kang-Hyun Kwon, Senior Vice President of Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics. “PlayJam’s gaming service can bring such enrichment to our Smart TV.”

* The service may vary by country.

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