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PRISM+ announced OLED Android TV series and Soundbars

Homegrown consumer technology brand PRISM+ announced its latest line-up of home entertainment systems, with the launch of the PRISM+ Alpha (AL) TV Series and the PRISM+ Soundbars. The PRISM+ Alpha TV Series is PRISM+ first foray into the premium OLED display space, they will be featuring two models – the 55AL and 65AL, priced at SGD $1,699 and SGD $2,799 respectively.

In addition to the PRISM+ AL TV Series, PRISM+ is also set to launch its first generation audio products to complete the home cinematic experience. The PRISM+ Symphony and Flow will be priced at SGD $699 and SGD $249 and feature Dolby Atmos® spatial audio and Dolby Audio respectively.

PRISM+ latest lineup of home cinematic products come off from the back of widely successful launches arising from the demand for entertainment, as well as work from home setups continue to rise. The brand’s popularity was accentuated by its growth in the past two years, having seen sales grow over 1,100% between 2019 to 2021. Last year, the Singapore-based brand also expanded its operations to Malaysia, where it continues to see rapid growth in the market.

Jon Ng, Managing Director of PRISM+ said, “The past two years presented a unique challenge for the brand – with the pandemic limiting logistic capabilities worldwide. At the same time, demand for our televisions soared as content consumption habits changed, while consumers became more discerning. The launch of our 4K OLED Android TVs as well as our soundbars is a step forward in the evolution of the brand as we continue to make premium home cinematic experiences more accessible while also supporting best-in-class immersive technologies like Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos .

PRISM+ Alpha Series 4K OLED Android TV

Following the successful launch of the Q-Series Pro 4K Android TV which saw the brand introduce its largest-ever TV to date, the Q86-QE PRO, the launch of the PRISM+ Alpha 4K OLED Android TV series represents the next step up in the brand’s quest to deliver affordable premium technology to the masses.

OLED, also known as organic light-emitting diode technology, has long been seen as the gold standard for home cinematic displays, capable of producing stunning picture display, while eliminating the need for backlights, leading to some of the slimmest displays on the market. For the PRISM+ AL TV Series, they boasts its slimmest displays yet at a mere 3.8mm, while featuring a near bezel-less design.

OLED TVs composed of millions of self-illuminated pixels, the key feature is their superior contrast levels that evoke the deepest blacks since unused pixels turn off completely. The display colours are also more uniform at a rate that regular LED TVs are simply unable to match. When you pair them with Dolby Vision ultra-vivid picture quality, PRISM+ AL OLED TVs guarantee that each image is produced is as true to the creator’s intent as possible.

The AL series also includes fan favourite features like motion smoothing technology (MEMC), hands-free voice control alongside the full suite of Google Features including Chromecast Built-In, Google Assistant and the 5000 plus apps featured on the Google Play Store.

With content partnerships with OTTs such as meWATCH, Viu and iQIYI, offering customers access to the premium experience on each platform, allowing them to enjoy a wide range of content on their new TV free of charge.

Premium Sound at Affordable Pricing

PRISM+ has climbed to the peak of visual clarity with their TV lineup, they are entering into the audio space for the first time with the launch of the PRISM+ Flow and PRISM+ Symphony soundbars. The soundbars are targetted at different audience segments, PRISM+ Symphony soundbars will feature Dolby Atmos for a fully immersive home cinematic experience and PRISM+ Flow soundbars will support Dolby Audio.

PRISM+ Symphony

Built for true audiophiles looking for great value, the PRISM+ Symphony’s star feature is undoubtedly the presence of Dolby Atmos – allowing the premium soundbar to immerse users in their favourite entertainment with sound that moves all around you with

breathtaking realism. Priced at SGD $699, the PRISM+ Symphony is the most affordable premium soundbar in its class. When coupled with the upward firing speakers, this 5.1.2 soundbar breaks new boundaries with an added height dimension for sounds.

In addition, the Symphony features a HDMI-eARC port that will allow users to play high fidelity audio, as well as a peak power output of 760 watts – allowing users to enjoy higher quality audio performance and a deeper, fuller bass without distortions even at higher volumes.

PRISM+ Flow

Users looking for an entry-level audio set-up need look no further than the PRISM+ Flow. Priced at SGD $249, the Flow is a 2.1 speaker that comes with 240W of peak power output and is powered by Dolby Audio Technology. The versatile soundbar measures at a length of 890mm x 82mm x 58mm, making it suitable for desktop setups, as well as small bedrooms.

Both soundbars will feature wireless subwoofers, allowing for a more versatile set-up, meaning that users can place the subwoofer in the optimum position in their homes. In addition, both the Flow and Symphony come with five preset modes for News, Music, Sport, Gaming and Movie – as well as adjustable LED brightness, and can be navigated via the TV remote to ensure a seamless home cinematic experience.

Ashim Mathur, Senior Regional Director, Japan and Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories said: “We are thrilled to collaborate with PRISM+ to elevate consumers’ entertainment experiences. Dolby Vision delivers a more vivid, lifelike image thus, bringing entertainment to life whilst, Dolby Atmos produces sound with incredible clarity that allows users to hear details they’ve never heard before. With more and more Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos content available, consumers will enjoy a spectacular entertainment experience in their living rooms with Prism+ TVs and sound bars.”

Jon Ng adds, “The launch of the PRISM+ Symphony and PRISM+ Flow is a realisation of our goal to bring true cinematic immersion into the living rooms of our consumers. We worked closely with trusted partners such as Dolby to optimise our products for a seamless user experience.

Pricing and Availability

The PRISM+ AL TV Series is now available for purchase on PRISM+ online store and all authorised online retailers.

The PRISM+ Flow and PRISM+ Symphony are now available for pre-orders, they are scheduled to ship by the end of March 2022.

For more information on price, details and specifications please see below or visit: https://prismplus.sg/collections/tvs

* Information courtesy of PRISM+ *

Accedo at BroadcastAsia 2019

Accedo was in Singapore recently, they were at ConnecTechAsia 2019, part of the BroadcastAsia exhibition and they had a booth there, exhibiting and showcasing their services. Accedo is video experience pioneer through their experience centric video solutions to customers.

Through their pr agency, I was informed about Accedo coming to ConnecTechAsia 2019. They had recently launched their sports solution, that enables sports service providers to launch OTT and Direct-to-Consumer services featuring Live, Catch Up and On Demand video to all major platforms. Their sports solution got me interested to know and find out more about their sports solution since I am a sports fan, watching football, F1, rugby, basketball etc.

OTT and Direct-to-Consumer services are getting bigger and more traction in the market. Being a sports tv fan, I had an interesting and informative chat with Accedo on their sports solution, would sports organisations change their way of doing business by going direct to customers without pay tv providers. The changes to this market space for sports tv channels going direct to consumers might be possible in the years, we have to observe and wait for the market changes when existing contracts between sports organisations and pay tv providers expire. When the time comes, sports channels might be able to go direct to customers through OTT and Direct-to-Consumer services such as the Accedo sports solution.

There was a demonstration on their sports solution on the big monitor at their booth, it’s on football! Customers like me would like to view more information on teams, players and statistics along with watching the football matches.

OTT and Direct-to-Consumer services are definitely on the rise, would that mean that it would be cheaper in cost for customers when they choose OTT and Direct-to-Consumer, that remains to be seen in the near future. Customers would definitely be able to choose and customise their own tv channels with the availability of OTT and Direct-to-Consumer services.

Would Accedo sports solution be the choice for OTT and Direct-to-Consumer solutions by various sports entities to provide sports channels to customers around the world? Personally, I think they would be a good choice!

For more information on Accedo, check them out below

Website: www.accedo.tv

Twitter: www.twitter.com/accedotv

Facebook: www.facebook.com/accedo.smarttv

OLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/accedo-tv/

Thank you Radical Moves PR for the arranging my visit to Accedo during ConnectTechAsia 2019.

Singtel Cast OTT video portal app

In our highly connected internet and social media today, we are always consuming data and videos, sometimes watching videos on the move while riding on public transport or watching it at home during our leisure time. Some of us love entertainment shows, movies, dramas and now Singtel launched Cast OTT video portal app, a new way for you to enjoy your favourite entertainment on-the-go with this app.

For some of us who love our Hallyu and Korean dramas, the Viu Premium Pack and Hallyu Pack will definitely interest you!

Let me share with you more information and details from the Singtel press release –

Singtel announced a brand new way for consumers to enjoy their favourite entertainment on-the-go with the launch of Cast, Singapore’s first OTT video portal app. Cast will offer thousands of hours of exciting movies, dramas, variety shows and kids’ edutainment from partners such as top content providers Viu and Nickelodeon, delivered on Singtel’s extensive 4G network.

Singtel Mobile postpaid customers can choose from four content packs of different genres at launch. Each pack is priced at S$4.90/month and customers can opt for a special 1GB data add-on for just S$3 more per month.

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Mr Goh Seow Eng, Managing Director of Home at Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “Our customers are huge fans of entertainment on-the-go and we know that they want greater flexibility with what they watch and also when and how they watch it. With Cast, there is entertainment for everyone and the flexibility and freedom to enjoy it anywhere, anytime. Customers can have the latest Korean dramas, Chinese soap operas, Taiwanese variety shows and kids’ edutainment at their fingertips and at a great price. Mundane daily commutes will soon be a thing of the past.”

He added, “We are forging ahead in the OTT space through more strategic partnerships with strong content providers such as Viu and Nickelodeon. We look forward to partnering more top content providers to offer an ever-growing selection on Cast that will give our customers greater choice and the best entertainment experience.”

Cast subscribers will enjoy:

  • Instant access to Full HD episodes or downloads to watch offline with the ‘Watch Now’ and ‘Download’ functions1
  • Uninterrupted streaming on Singtel’s high-speed, extensive 4G network or any WiFi connection
  • Convenience of paying for their subscriptions through their monthly Singtel bill

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At launch, Cast will offer four content packs – Viu Premium, Kids, Asian Hits and Hallyu:

Viu Premium – Offers the widest range of the latest Korean drama and variety shows such as Uncontrollably Fond, King of Mask Singer and Oh My Baby, as well as the latest Japanese dramas such as Love Song.

By signing up for Viu Premium from Cast, subscribers can access exclusive features such as priority viewing with English and Chinese subtitles as fast as eight hours after initial telecast in Korea, unlimited downloads, uninterrupted viewing and multi-synchronisation across PC, tablet and mobile phone.

Kids Pack – Features the Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels along with popular programmes such as Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, and more at launch.

Asian Hits Pack – Features up to 1,000 hours of popular hit movies, entertainment and drama series from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China in their original languages, including blockbusters Helios and Mr Unbelievable, variety shows Are You Hokkien?, The Voice of Taiwan, Chef Nic and hit drama series Once Upon A Song, Legend of Mi Yue, Taste of Love, and The Legend of S.

Hallyu Pack – Offers the best of Korean entertainment from top Korean broadcasters on popular channels ONE, Oh!K and KBS World such as highly-anticipated drama series Doctors, W and Uncontrollably Fond within 24 hours of Korean telecast and all-time variety show favourites like Running Man, Infinite Challenge and Return Of Superman.

Subscriptions start from S$4.90/month per pack with a 12-month contract or S$6.90/month per pack with no contract. Each pack can be bundled with 1GB of data for just an additional S$3/month. Customers can enjoy extra value when they stack individual packs bundled with 1GB of data. This means a customer with Asian, Kids and Viu Premium packs bundled with data, will get to enjoy 3GB data every month.

With One-Year Contract Without Contract
Without Data S$4.90/month per pack S$6.90/month per pack
With 1GB Data + S$3/month per pack + S$3/month per pack

Customers can subscribe to Cast via the My Singtel app and download Cast from the App Store for Apple iOS devices and Google Play Store for Android devices.

For more information on Cast, visit www.cast.sg.

*Information and pictures courtesy of Singtel*