Hundreds of hours of films. documentaries and footage from the British Film Institute (BFI) archives are being made available to Samsung Smart TV owners.
The BFI has announced an exclusive tie-up with the electronics giant which will make content from film features and shorts, interviews, documentaries and the BFI London Film Festival available through a new app.
Also available are films from the Mitchell and Kenyon collection., including holiday makers strolling along Blackpool’s Victoria Pier (1904) to a Punch and Judy show in Halifax (1901).
Guy Kinnell, Head of TV and AV, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: “Our partnership with the BFI is testament to our commitment to make great film and content even more accessible to the British public.
“With the largest Smart TV install base in the country coupled with award winning picture quality1 and industry-leading design, the launch of the BFI App onto Samsung Smart TV brings this celebrated archived film content to life.’’
BFI’s Digital Director Edward Humphrey added: ‘‘It’s thrilling to take the riches of film culture and especially British film into so many homes with Samsung. This new app gets Samsung’s customers closer to the BFI’s rich and varied world of film.
“It’s a key step in realising the BFI’s ambitions for a wider suite of on-demand services, connecting audiences with our amazing content, no matter where they live in the UK which will continue to be brought to life in the coming months.’’