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At the Samsung keynote speech at CES 2011 in Los Vegas this week, the company announced a number of new partnerships that will pull content from companies like Hulu, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Adobe to Samsung Internet-connected devices.
Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced that their cable content – including live TV – will be available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Smart TVs by year's end. Hulu also said that the Hulu Plus subscription service will soon be available on Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S, while Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was on hand to announce that Samsung TVs will support Flash.
"Together, TWC and Samsung will give our customers all the channels they enjoy now as well as full navigation experience on Samsung smart TVs, without need for set-top box, and we'll do it this year," said TWC chief Glenn Britt.
"We have the technology framework in place to deliver new features to Comcast customers faster than ever, including on connected TVs, tablets and multiple devices, which is core to our strategy and a key facet of the future of television," said Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. "We're radically changing how consumers interact with their televisions, whether they are watching on a big screen or small screen."
To make sure users can access as much content as possible on these Internet-connected devices,
"Our customers want a more complete Web -browsing experience on" Smart TVs," said Boo-Keun Yoon, president of Samsung's Visual Display Business. With Flash, "consumers can access millions of sites with rich videos. It is a must-have for anyone bringing Web-based content to the living room screen."