UMG's Mercury Studios partners with Samsung TV Plus on GIGS channel for audiovisual catalogue

UMG's Mercury Studios partners with Samsung TV Plus on GIGS channel for audiovisual catalogue

Universal Music Group’s Mercury Studio has partnered with Samsung TV Plus on the launch of GIGS, a new channel exclusive first to Samsung users in the UK. 

The FAST (free ad-supported streaming) channel will feature live performances and documentaries from across UMG’s audiovisual catalogue from artists including The Cure, Def Leppard, The Police and the Rolling Stones, among others, as well as featured episodes from Live From Abbey Road.

Mercury Studios, UMG’s full-service global production studio, will host an event at Samsung KX, Coal Drops Yard in London on February 28 with a special performance by No Guidnce.

Mercury Studios CEO Alice Webb said: “Music plays an important role in people’s lives, which is why we are excited to bring our unrivalled audio-visual catalogue to the world of FAST with our new channel, GIGS, exclusively on Samsung TV Plus.  Like us, Samsung are a bastion of quality and creativity – making them a perfect partner for Mercury Studio’s premium collection of global music content.”

Jenn Batty, European head of content acquisitions, Samsung TV Plus, added "We are thrilled to bring GIGS to Samsung users across the UK and bring our partnership with Mercury Studios to life by celebrating their FAST channel, exclusively on Samsung TV Plus, with an intimate gig by the R&B quartet No Guidnce at Samsung's experience store Samsung KX in London."

GIGS is exclusively available on Samsung TV Plus in the UK. The Samsung TV Plus service is available on all Samsung Smart TVs from 2016 and Galaxy smartphones and tablets, and offers users over 150 free ad-supported channels. 


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