Intel And Yahoo Team Up To Bring Internet Content To TV

Posted: Aug 21 2008, 11:10am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 10:10am CDT, in News | Home Entertainment


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Intel and Yahoo have given a preview of plans for a Widget Channel, which is an application framework for optimized TV and related consumer electronic devices using Intel Architecture. The Widget Channel is intended to allow consumers to enjoy Internet applications designed for the TV while watching their favorite TV programs.

The channel will be powered by the Yahoo Widget Engine, which Yahoo says is a fifth-generation applications platform that allows small Internet applications to be displayed on TVs while watching traditional TV content. Widgets for the channel can be designed by developers using JavaScript, XML, HTML, and Adobe Flash.

"TV will fundamentally change how we talk about, imagine and experience the Internet," said Eric Kim, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the company's Digital Home Group. "No longer just a passive experience unless the viewer wants it that way, Intel and Yahoo! are proposing a way where the TV and Internet are as interactive, and seamless, as possible. Our close work has produced an exciting application framework upon which the industry can collaborate, innovate and differentiate. This effort is one of what we believe will be many exciting new ways to bring the Internet to the TV, and it really shows the potential of what consumers can look forward to."

Via Yahoo

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