The Dutch consumer electronics manufacturer Philips will add its proprietary Net TV technology to the top models in its flat screen LCD range this April. This will allow viewers to directly access web based video content on their TV screen via a dedicated Philips portal.
In selected markets, including the UK, Germany and The Netherlands, the company will employ the service on its 800 and 9000 series on all models with screen sizes of 32″ and above. Also, the new 21:9 cinema screen set will have the feature. The service will connect to the web using an ethernet cable or wirelessly.
Via the Philips portal, viewers will be able to access services such as YouTube and web based catch-up TV services from broadcasters. The initial line-up will include YouTube, Tom Tom, eBay, MetreoGroup, Funspot, MyAlbum and Netlog plus local services depending on the country.