Blacknut Cloud Gaming

Blacknut Cloud Gaming, backed by Cloud Partners Radian Arc and other, launch new experience for Samsung Gaming Hub

Paris - November 9, 2023

Blacknut launches exclusive “Free Game Pilot” Experience for Samsung Gaming Hub on SmartTVs in US and deploy dedicated Cloud Support for the occasion with Radian Arc & Tencent Cloud

Blacknut Cloud Gaming has launched a new experience for Samsung SmartTV users: a two-part “Free Game Pilot” of premium cloud games. Starting November 9, 2023 players in the United States on the Samsung Gaming Hub will have exclusive access to a selection of premium video games streamable directly to compatible SmartTVs without the need for a subscription or account.

This will be the first time free and fully unlimited access to premium cloud video games at this scale will be available to SmartTV users, bringing a seamless cloud gaming experience to any compatible home.

Blacknut Cloud Gaming, backed by Cloud Partners Radian Arc and other, launch new experience for Samsung Gaming Hub

Blacknut’s solution was adapted and deployed in less than 2 months for Samsung, a testament to Blacknut’s capability to provide the best answer for a seamless user experience; no small feat considering usership of the Samsung Gaming Hub in USA across 2020, 2021, & 2022 Samsung TV device audiences.

The “Free Game Pilot” experience for Samsung is possible through Blacknut’s unique hybrid public-private infrastructure, which delivers cloud gaming at scale, globally, and with viable unit economics. During both seasons, player experiences will be guaranteed thanks to Blacknut’s exclusive Hybrid Cloud, backed by the exceptional added support of our cloud partners Radian Arc, backed by Supermicro-built GPU Edge Infrastructure and powered by AMD technologies, and Tencent Cloud.

Season1 will offer unlimited playtime of 11 selected games for 3 months from Nov 8, 2023, and will be followed by a Season2, wherein playtime will be limited to 30 minutes per game, before encouraging players to continue playing by subscribing to Blacknut cloud gaming. Additional games will launch for users throughout the pilot ensuring users will have the chance to try a myriad of titles and genres.

Blacknut CEO Olivier Avaro and Radian Arc CEO David Cook Comments on the launch:

Blacknut continually strives to bring premium cloud gaming to all players by eliminating traditional hardware barriers and growing connectivity across devices and regions. We are thrilled to be the first cloud content provider to provide free access to premium cloud gaming at this scale; the Play for Free experience with Samsung is a next step in bringing the Blacknut catalog to all who wish to play, and we cannot wait to receive feedback from our gaming community in the US and future players.
Oliver Avaro, CEO Blacknut Cloud Gaming
Radian Arc is thrilled to continually support Blacknut in its deployment of premium cloud gaming across the globe; the initiative on “Free Game Pilot” for Samsung Gaming Hub customers in the U.S. is the latest in bringing first-in-class GPU cloud support to ensure a high-quality, uninterrupted game streaming experience. We are confident that users will be thrilled with the gameplay throughout the duration of their experience.
David Cook, CEO Radian Arc


About Blacknut -

Blacknut is the world's leading pure player cloud gaming service dedicated to the general public, distributed both Direct to consumers and B2B through ISPs, device manufacturers, OTT services & Media companies. Blacknut offers the largest catalog of premium games with 500+ premium titles carefully selected for the whole family, all included in a monthly subscription. The service is now available across Europe, Asia & North America on a wide range of devices, including mobiles, set-top-boxes and Smart TVs. Blacknut was founded in 2016 by Olivier Avaro (CEO) and is headquartered in Rennes, France, with offices in Paris, Seoul and San Francisco. Blacknut was awarded the Red Herring 2021 Top 100 Winner, in Europe.

About Radian Arc -

Radian Arc offers a global infrastructure-as-a-service, deploying GPU compute, storage and networking infrastructure inside of telecom operator networks. Radian Arc offers telecom operators a CAPEX free, GPU-based edge that facilitates low latency and improved economics for value-added services and monetization of 5G investments. In addition, Radian Arc offers a rich suite of applications such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cloud-Gaming that utilize its GPU edge and low latency network. Radian Arc’s initial focus is on cloud-gaming given the combined power and efficiency of 5G and GPU edge, delivering a high-quality experience to consumers at a lower cost to telecom operators. Radian Arc is headquartered in Australia, with a global team based in Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, India, and CIS.

About Tencent Cloud -

Tencent Cloud, one of the world’s leading cloud companies, is committed to creating innovative solutions to resolve real-world issues and enabling digital transformation for smart industries. Through our extensive global infrastructure, Tencent Cloud provides businesses across the globe with stable and secure industry-leading cloud products and services, leveraging technological advancements such as cloud computing, Big Data analytics, AI, IoT and network security. It is our constant mission to meet the needs of industries across the board, including the fields of gaming, media and entertainment, finance, healthcare, property, retail, travel, and transportation.

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