Samsung announces first Smart TV App developed using Adobe AIR

Samsung Electronics announced the launch of the first Smart TV application using Adobe AIR at the Adobe Technology developer conference – MAX 2011. The VH1’s Flash technology based application, ‘I Love the 80’s’ Trivia’, will be made available on Samsung Smart TVs in the US this fall via the Samsung Apps marketplace. Samsung already has sold more than 2 million units of Smart TVs globally.

“We are pleased that the rich content and vibrant colors bring the ‘80s back to life with the ‘I Love the 80’s Trivia app’ and provide our audience another screen on Samsung Smart TVs,” said Kristin Frank, general manager of MTV and VH1 Digital.

“Integrating Adobe AIR into our Smart TV platform was a logical step to ensure a robust content ecosystem for Samsung customers,” said Kyungsik Kevin Lee, vice president of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics. “By adding support for Adobe AIR for TV, we further opened the Samsung Smart TV ecosystem to more than 3 million Flash developers worldwide, who can seamlessly deliver gaming, media and data-driven apps to a wide range of Samsung devices.”

“Samsung has long supported Adobe’s talented developer community by making it easy to create, distribute and monetize rich content for Samsung devices using Adobe’s industry-leading tools,” said Danny Winokur, vice president and general manager, Platform at Adobe. “Samsung is leading the way in helping content publishers extend and optimize their applications for the television screen, making multiscreen content publishing a reality.”

Adobe AIR for TV 2.5 is currently available to developers on 2011 Samsung Smart TV models, and will be available on 2011 Samsung Smart Blu-ray Players later this year in North American and South American markets.