The American consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has launched its new digital video service CinemaNow which will provide customers same-day instant access to new release movies and TV shows on connected TV sets.
French owners of LG Blu-ray players and home cinema sets will be able to directly access the Canalplay VOD library of Canal+ and play them over their regular TV set.
Consumer electronics manufacturer LG is launching the first connected TV sets on the German market. They offer direct access to the premium VOD portal Maxdome, as well as assorted other video websites including YouTube.
Watch video. Orange and LG Electronics have signed an exclusive agreement to bring the Orange video portal to LG televisions sets in France, the two companies announced at the CES in Las Vegas. The three-year partnership will start in March 2010.
3D TV sets are likely to appear in the Czech Republic in the next two to three years, according to Jakub Svestka, the local representative of LG Electronics.
LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Valens Semiconductor have announced that they intend to launch a cross-industry alliance to promote and standardize the HDBaseT technology for distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content.