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Amazon teams with Samsung, studios on ultra high-definition TV

Published on Jan 7, 2014 8:32 AM
 
Samsung Electronics America Executive Vice President Joe Stinziano speaks at the Samsung press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show on Jan 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Amazon.com Inc is teaming up with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and major media corporations including Warner Bros and Lionsgate to popularize "4K" ultra high-definition television. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LAS VEGAS (REUTERS) - Amazon.com Inc is teaming up with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and major media corporations including Warner Bros and Lionsgate to popularize "4K" ultra high-definition television.

Amazon, whose Instant Video service serves up thousands of movies and TV programs in direct competition with Neflix Inc , did not outline specifics on their collaboration in a Monday announcement.

But Samsung and other consumer electronics makers are hoping that 4K TV - so-called because they are said to offer four times the resolution of conventional high-definition images - will take off as a format and recharge sales.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the South Korean tech giant said in a separate statement it also will work with other content distributors, including Netflix and cable operators Comcast and DirecTV, on promoting 4K TV.

 
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