Quincy Jones’ jazz and soul-based Qwest TV partners with Samsung

The Quincy Jones co-founded service aims to bring quality music documentaries and performances to the masses.

Qwest TV has partnered with Samsung to offer three of its music channels on Samsung TV Plus, the ad-supported streaming service that comes pre-installed on all Samsung smart TVs after 2016.

Programming across the three channels will consist of documentaries and curated performances from around the world.

Qwest Jazz & Beyond centres around jazz, soul, funk and world music; Qwest Classical highlights opera, dance and classical concerts, and Qwest Mix features hip hop, electronic, indie rock, and more.

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Qwest TV is a video service co-founded in 2017 by music legend Quincy Jones and music program director Réza Ackbaraly. According to Jones, the partnership between Qwest TV and Samsung ties into the brand’s mission to make “powerful music” more accessible to the masses.

“Jazz conditioned me to be an open thinker, and taught me how to improvise in nearly every area of my life,” said Jones. “It has always been focused on freedom and pure imagination, through an absolutely beautiful and nonrigid, democratic perspective on music and the world. Qwest TV mirrors that, letting viewers discover all these gems for free.”

Ackbaraly added: “This partnership with Samsung is meaningful to our mission. It increases the number of people who can tune into our channels and learn about our offerings. This growth will foster deeper engagement with and encourage enjoyment of classic gems and new, high-calibre music.”

Outside of Samsung TV Plus, Qwest TV is offered at a subscription of either $4.99 a month, or $49.99 for an entire year.

Learn more about Qwest TV at qwest.tv

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