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January 6, 2011

Samsung’s Smart TV platform to integrate support for Adobe AIR

Enable developers to build, distribute and monetise standalone apps through Samsung Apps store

By CBR Staff Writer

Samsung Electronics and Adobe said that Samsung’s Smart TV platform will be the first to integrate support for Adobe AIR 2.5 for TV, at the International CES.

The collaboration between the two companies is expected to help developers build, distribute and monetise standalone applications through Samsung’s Smart TV applications store, Samsung Apps.

A growing community of more than three million Adobe Flash Platform developers who can use Adobe Creative Suite 5 to author content for AIR for TV is expected to benefit from the integration of AIR for TV with Samsung’s Smart TV platform.

Adobe AIR for TV will be included in all of Samsung’s 2011 Smart TVs and Smart Blu-ray players.

Samsung also said that it plans to bring Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to its Smart TV browser, extending the company’s current support for Flash Player 10.1 on Samsung smartphones and tablets.

Adobe president and CEO Shantanu Narayen said content publishers want to extend their reach from smartphones to the largest screen in the home, all without sacrificing the unique context and experience of each screen.

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"Samsung is the first device manufacturer to embrace Adobe AIR for TV, and together we will enable developers to extend media applications, social games and other forms of rich content to televisions and a wide range of Samsung devices," Narayen said.

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