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CE giants develop new internet TV standard

August 4th, 2006 · No Comments

TV giants agree new standard for internet on TV – TV Zombie

Japan’s biggest TV manufacturers have united to establish a new common standard for internet access via flatscreen TVs. According to tvzombie.co.uk (click link above), Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba and Hitachi have set up a joint venture company called the TV Portal Service Group, to establish control protocols and an infrastructure that will allow easy access and consumption of internet delivered TV and data services.
The result will be a new generation of web-ready TVs which will not utilise a keyboard or mouse, but instead will offer internet navigation and control via a standard TV remote.
At the heart of the new screens will be a Linux rather than Microsoft operating system designed to deliver fast-boot times to give a seamless telly-like experience for users. The group is predicting sales of between 10 and 20 million net-TVs by 2011, the date currently set aside for Japan’s transition to an all-digital TV service

Tags: Broadcasting · Internet and networking · Trade

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