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Samsung Electronics and Peel Technologies Announce International Expansion of Second Screen Remote App

Samsung Electronics and Peel Technologies Announce International Expansion of
                           Second Screen Remote App

Popular TV Discovery and Control App Now Available in 20+ Countries in Europe
and Asia; 50+ Countries by Spring 2013

PR Newswire

SEOUL, South Korea and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012

SEOUL, South Korea and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Peel, the company dedicated to revolutionizing the way you watch TV and
Samsung Electronics, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in
consumer electronics, today announced the international expansion of the
popular Peel Smart Remote app. This launch represents the first phase of a
global rollout, beginning with localized TV program information in over 20
countries and 13 languages across Europe and Southeast Asia. International
Samsung GALAXY Tab users on devices with integrated IR ports or the Samsung
GALAXY Note 10.1, can now use Peel to find great shows and movies as well as
control their TV using the remote control functionality on their Samsung
tablet device.

Since announcing their partnership, Peel has been pre-installed on all Samsung
mobile devices with integrated IR, beginning with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0
Plus launched in the US in 2011. When paired with the Peel Smart Remote app,
Samsung mobile devices with built-in IR functionality enable a seamless Second
Screen entertainment experience. In summer 2012, Peel expanded to Canada with
the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 device, marking the first step in
Peel's evolution as the go-to living room entertainment platform across the
globe. With this new round of expansion to 20+ countries, international TV
program data is now available to Samsung GALAXY Tab and GALAXY Note 10.1
device owners via the pre-loaded Peel Smart Remote app on those devices. Peel
and Samsung will continue this expansion momentum into the New Year, with
plans to be available in over 50 countries by the spring of 2013.

"The reception of Peel'sserviceon the Samsung GALAXY Tabs inthe UShas been
very encouraging," said 
Hankil Yoon, Senior Vice President of Samsung's
Product Strategy Team. "The Peel Smart Remote app paired with our devices is a
testament to what happens when a good software solution is integrated on
state-of-the-art hardware. The Samsung GALAXY Tab and GALAXY Note 10.1 devices
offer users the best in tablet technology, and I am pleased thatour offering
has become even better with Peel's unique TV experience."

"Peel was the first to combine the TV remote control, TV program listings and
online social viewing in a single Second Screen app experience," said Scott
Ellis, Vice President of Marketing for Peel. "Bringing this experience to
millions of passionate TV viewers outside of North America is a big priority
for us, and we are excited to take this next step with our partner Samsung."

This expansion is a significant milestone for Peel as it marks the first time
the app has been available outside of North America. Additionally, Peel's
expansion into Asia represents the first Second Screen remote app to tackle
the television ecosystem in the region. Beginning today, Peel Smart Remote is
available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland,
Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, and the United Kingdom in Europe; and in Malaysia, Singapore,
South Korea, and Taiwan in Asia.

Availability
The Peel Smart Remote App comes pre-loaded on all Samsung GALAXY Tab and
GALAXY Note 10.1 devices with integrated infrared (IR) technology today. The
new, localized electronic program guide (EPG) functionality for existing Peel
Smart Remote users can be enabled via a free app update available from the
Google Play store. For all other mobile devices, the international Peel TV
discovery app will be available for free download at Google Play and the
iTunes App Store in the coming months.

About Peel
Peel is re-inventing home entertainment with the world's most popular TV
Second Screen experience. The Peel app has recommended over 100 million shows
and movies since it was launched as the first personalized TV discovery app in
2010. Today, the Peel platform enhances the TV experience by combining
intuitive program discovery, seamless remote control and engaging social
sharing. For more information or to download the iOS or Android app, visit
Peel.com.

For regular Peel updates follow us at Twitter.com/PeelTV, become a Fan on
Facebook at Facebook.com/PeelTV or visit Peel.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. creates more possibilities for more people, in
more countries, than any other technology company. Samsung has become the
global leader in consumer electronics and their components by bringing
relentless innovation to a product portfolio that includes televisions,
smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, refrigerators and memory
chips. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com

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Media Contacts:
Evie Carter               Sophia Kim
FortyThree, Inc. for Peel Samsung Electronics
831.401.3175              82.31.301.2487
Peel@43pr.com            sophia.kim@samsung.com

SOURCE Peel; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Website: http://peel.com
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