Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Samsung on Wednesday announced a
contest that will award $500,000 in prizes to U.S. developers who create
applications for IPTVs, Blu-ray players and Blu-ray home theater systems. The
company hopes its "Free the TV Challenge" will boost the number of
HDTV-based apps available from its Samsung Apps store, which has doubled its
offering since launching five months ago.