- Garage Entertainment collaborates with Samsung to provide an exclusive action sports video channel on SportsFlow
- Samsung SportsFlow launches action sports virtual reality (VR) content for the Samsung Gear VR in Southeast Asia and Oceania
- The SportsFlow experience goes multi-screen with sports content available across smartphone, tablet and Smart TV
Singapore, 15 October 2014 – Samsung SportsFlow, one of Asia’s leading free sports application (app) with more than half a million users, and Garage Entertainment, Australia’s premier distributor of action sports film and television, are collaborating on an exclusive video channel to be provided to users through the app.
The new action sports channel – called Fearless – will be available for free on-demand immediately on SportsFlow across Southeast Asia and Oceania, and showcases over 1,000 best in class action sports films. Titles include action sports and adventure films such as “The Art OF Flight”, “Where The Trail Ends” and “Missing”. Additionally, there will also be premium content available for purchase through the Fearless channel.
Nicholas Wodtke, Vice President, Media Solution Center, Southeast Asia and Oceania, Samsung Electronics said: “This is an evolution for SportsFlow as we move beyond curating news and pictures into watching action sports videos through the app. We are thrilled that the first video content we are providing through this exclusive channel with Garage Entertainment is on action sports. What better way to get excited about sports as athletes and professionals battle their way through the elements!”
The films will be shown at the Fearless Film Festival (www.fealressfilmfestival.com) taking place from 15 – 17 October 2014 in Singapore.
Be part of the surf action standing in your living room
With the GALAXY Note 4 4G+ and Samsung Gear VR, fans can look forward to being part of the action sports experience as they surf their way with SportsFlow.
Garage Entertainment has produced several VR episodes including the World First Virtual Reality Surfing footage, a point-of-view (POV) footage shoot, featuring Australian Mark Matthews, one of the world’s most renowned professional Big Wave surfers. The episodes capture Mark as he tackles 15ft waves at The Right, in Western Australia from four different video angles. These VR episodes were specially created for the SportsFlow-Garage Entertainment partnership.
Michael Lawrence, CEO, Garage Entertainment said: “It’s a big thing for us to be one of the first companies to produce virtual reality footage for the Samsung Gear VR. VR content puts you right into the thick of the action, giving you the point-of-view of the biker, the surfer or the skater.”
Wodtke adds: “VR content opens fans up to an entire new world of immersing themselves through their favourite sport. This is a truly immersive experience and one that really gets the fan right into the action, feeding them shots of adrenaline they cannot get from being a spectator. Sports, as a passion, has the potential to make VR users of all of us!”
SportsFlow is the one of the first free sports apps in Southeast Asia and Oceania to offer VR content to users.
The Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+ is already available in Singapore.
SportsFlow available on multi-screen from 15 October
First available on Samsung mobile devices, SportsFlow is now also available on Samsung Smart TVs across Southeast Asia and Oceania. Users who purchase Samsung 2014 Smart TV models can select the SportsFlow application through the Smart Hub function to access news articles, sports updates as well as videos.
Samsung SportsFlow is currently available for sports enthusiasts on smartphones including GALAXY Note 4 4G+, GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ and GALAXY S5 4G+, as well as tablets including the GALAXY Tab S, GALAXY Note PRO and GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Users can download SportsFlow free at GALAXY Apps or Google PlayTM.
SportsFlow provides fans with access to a visual display of news articles, sports updates and photos sourced from global information outlets including Yahoo!, BBC, Bleacher Report, Kick TV and NewsCorp’s BallBall.
The app is powered by content partnerships with over 150 providers across the region to aggregate and curate content for a wide range of professional sports, including football (English Premier League, Italian Serie A), motor sports (Formula 1, MotoGP), cricket, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf and more.
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