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Samsung TV Expands Lifestyle Programming with Hipstr App; ’42 Grams’ ‘Biggie and Tupac’ Join Lineup

Last updated: August 15, 2022

A promising new partnership looks to power a new platform forward. Samsung and Hipstr today announced that Questar Entertainment’s streaming service, Hipstr, is now available globally on Samsung TV’s. The free Hipstr app has hundreds of hours of on demand movies and shows as well as a linear program within the app.

“Samsung is a great brand with an amazing team behind it and we’re excited to bring our curated Midwest films from Cow Lamp Films, as well as cutting edge documentaries on cannabis, 9/11, UFOs and art and history into a new light to millions of their Samsung TV buyers and streamers,” said Amanda Elliott, Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for Hipstr.

The free Hipstr app includes Hipstr original, Wake & Bake with Dom Brown and a line-up of controversial and edgy documentaries including The Unspeakable executive produced by veteran actor William Hurt and directed by Dylan Avery. Avery is known for directing Loose Change, profiled by Vanity Fair as the first internet blockbuster.

Every month, Hipstr releases new content. Hipstr original Wake & Bake Munchies with Dom Brown, a series about getting high and hungry, released this August. The first episode was filmed in Illinois at the tap room, 93 Octane, where Dom Brown brews Wake & Bake Mango Sour Diesel.

Here’s a quick look at Wake & Bake

“What we try to capture here is that there are few fruits that actually elevate your high when you are smoking, or if you’re a cannabis enthusiast and one of those fruits is mango,” Brown explained his process of selecting the flavor profile in the episode, “When you ingest mango it kindof elevates your high or the THC cannabinoids attached to that flavor or that compound. One thing that I love to do is eat mangos or any fresh fruit when I’m stoned.”

The companion Wake & Bake beer is available on tap at 93 Octane and at bars in the Chicagoland area. 

Chef Documentary, Tupac Film Highlight New Lineup

The fall and winter line-up will include Jack C. Newell’s documentary 42 Grams, which premiered on Netflix, an intimate portrait of how Chef Jake Bickelhaupt evolved from running an illegal restaurant out of his home to being a culinary celebrity in less than a year and the toll it takes on his personal life.

Here is your first look at 42 Grams

Also airing will be Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders, a Comedy-Central-eque spin on history, The Secret Life of…, Hitler’s Secret Sex Life, and Rhys Darby in Japan.

Joining the line-up is an endearing British TV show, Strange Hill High, created by Josh Weinstein, known for his work on The Simpsons and Futurama. Along with insightful docs, 90’s New Zealand science fiction drama series, The Tribe and Aspire’s Black Movie Magic Films, Animator and Olympia round out robust indie and fandom favorites.

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