Samsung is bringing its Ultra-HD 4K starter pack in Europe this March as well as a deal to provide Netflix 4K content via its TV sets on the continent.
The announcement, which was made at the 2014 Samsung European Forum in Malaga, Spain earlier this week, saw a 1TB hard-drive with 50 Ultra-HD films preloaded that is designed to take advantage of Samsung’s Ultra-HD sets.
“We’re excited to bring Samsung’s ultimate immersive experience with our new lineup of Ultra-HD TVs to UK consumers,” said Guy Kinnell, Head of TV and AV at Samsung Electronic UK & Ireland. “These new TVs, together with our innovative new audio products, truly take the home entertainment experience to the next level.”
The hard-drive, which will cost €299 [£246], includes a number of feature films from FOX and Paramount Pictures including Life of Pi and Star Trek: Into Darkness, according to Advanced Television, as well as Netflix 4K.
“Samsung is making sure that customers have access to 4K content. We will offer a 360-degree Ultra-HD solution. This will include Netflix from March and our Ultra-HD video pack,” Michael Zoller, senior director of European sales and marketing at Samsung, confirmed.
The firm added that its sets support all of the latest Ultra-HD standards including HEVC, HDMI 2.0, MHL 3.0 and HDCP 2.2 as it strives to build an offering that can support as many content partners as possible.
Netflix introduced Ultra-HD 4K video streaming back in November 2013 with a variety of example video clips and anyone with an Ultra-HD set has already been able to stream certain content.
Samsung used the same forum to show off a range of new TV sets that include the world’s first and largest curved Ultra-HD set as well as a full range of both curved and Ultra-HD TVs.