Samsung HDTVs will feature an IPTV app for LG U in Korea, offering Korean users direct access to broadcast channels and video on-demand without any seperate set-top box.
The app will let Smart TVs tune into 138 broadcast channels as well as video on-demand provided by LG U+.
A Samsung IPTV app that would allow U.S. consumers use their HDTVs to watch cable or satellite without a set-top box has not been available yet, although the S. Korean company has showcased the scenario at CES. Samsung's HD-TVs currently sold in the U.S. support only DirecTV and Verizon FiOS video via IP.
Samsung said it would also roll out IPTV access with Estonian provider Elion.