Samsung UK Smart TV Challenge winner announced

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£60,000 prize money and permanent place on TV App store awarded

Samsung has unveiled the winner of its UK Smart TV Challenge as TV and film recommendation app Astra Recommends earned its place amongst the likes of Skype and the BBC iPlayer on the Samsung TV App Store.

The competition process which began back in October 2010, offered developers the chance to create the best new apps to feature on its new TV app platform. The judging panel which included Gadget Show presenter Pollyanna Woodward also awarded the winning developer with a cool £60,000.


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Astra Recommends, an interactive film and TV recommendation app, allows Smart TV users to suggest content such as soaps and films to other Smart TV users. Its 'truly interactive experience' was one of the key features it was selected as the overall winner.

Beaten to the top prize was Cine Trailer which finished in second place. The film-centric app enabled users to see the latest trailers and updates for movie releases at the cinema and on DVD release.

The announcement was made at the Samsung European Forum in Budapest, where the company made a string of interesting unveilings all of which you can find out about by staying tuned to

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