Way back in 2010 when Samsung and LG launched their latest range of HDTVs, both Korean manufacturers announced they'd be delivering BigPond TV content directly to the TV. Samsung finally switched on that functionality last week, with LG announcing they'll be following in a few weeks.
Available through the Samsung Apps section of their latest range of IP connected TVs, the BigPond TV content consists of seven channels of entertainment, including a 24/7 news channel, dedicated AFL, NRL and V8 Supercar channels, 24/7 sports news, live horseracing and a music channel called BPM.
The service will also launch on LGTVs in the coming weeks, joining the BigPond Movies service that launched back in May last year. Content through the BigPond TV service will be mostly unmetered for BigPond customers too.
And for those hoping for a world filled with dumb TVs and intelligent companion devices, the service will also be available through certain Samsung and LG Blu-ray layers and home theatre systems, not just their TVs. Win.