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We’re not even a full week into the new year and a dominant story for 2009 is already starting to take shape: newteevee on your oldteevee set. Intel and Adobe announced today that they are collaborating to bring Flash to the Intel CE 3100 Media Processor, […]

We’re not even a full week into the new year and a dominant story for 2009 is already starting to take shape: newteevee on your oldteevee set.

Intel and Adobe announced today that they are collaborating to bring Flash to the Intel CE 3100 Media Processor, a move the two companies say would provide a better, more seamless web video viewing experience on your HDTV. The new Flash-enabled chips are set to roll out before the middle of the year and will be found in CE 3100-based cable set-top boxes, Blu-ray disc players, digital TVs and other AV devices.

Watching web video on your TV set isn’t anything new. Set-top boxes like TiVo and the Apple TV have been offering web video options for a while, but recently we’ve begun to see where it’s heading. YouTube HD streams on an HDTV look pretty sweet, and Netflix, which is already streaming content (some of it in HD) to a host of set-top boxes, will soon be streaming content directly to LG televisions with no external box required.

And it’s not just the web video content that’ll be showing up on oldteevee. Intel is also working with Yahoo to widgetize TV sets, offering weather updates, ticker symbols, Flickr integration and more.

  1. “Watching web video on your TV set isn’t anything new”

    Since when? I’ll bet that there’s actually very few folks watching web video on their TV’s. PCTVCables.com

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  2. [...] here’s more from newteevee.com: Watching web video on your TV set isn’t anything new. Set-top boxes like TiVo and the Apple TV [...]

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  3. [...] Adobe Continues March Onto Your TV Adobe and Broadcom Corporation announced today that Flash will be integrated into Broadcom’s latest digital television and set-top box system-on-a-chip platforms. The partnership will make it easier to watch web video on your TV, and comes one day after Adobe announced a similar chip partnership with Intel. [...]

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  4. [...] Intel, Adobe Partner for Web Video on TVs GIGAOM Intel and Adobe announced today that they are collaborating to bring Flash to the Intel CE 3100 Media Processor, a move the two companies say would provide a better, more seamless web video viewing experience on your HDTV. The new Flash-enabled chips are set to roll out before the middle of the year and will be found in CE 3100-based cable set-top boxes, Blu-ray disc players, digital TVs and other AV devices. Watching web video on your TV set isn’t anything new. Set-top boxes like TiVo and the Apple TV have been offering web video options for a while, but recently we’ve begun to see where it’s heading. YouTube HD streams on an HDTV look pretty sweet, and Netflix, which is already streaming content (some of it in HD) to a host of set-top boxes, will soon be streaming content directly to LG televisions with no external box required. Source> [...]

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  5. [...] Intel, Adobe Partner for Web Video on TVs – Newteevee.comWe re not even a full week into the new year and a dominant story for 2009 is already starting to take shape: newteevee on your oldteevee set. Intel and Adobe announced today that they are collaborating to bring Flash to the Intel CE 3100 Media [...]

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  6. [...] still trails Adobe in getting its rich Internet application framework embedded. Adobe released similar announcements more than a year ago at CES that they’d struck deals with Intel, Broadcom and [...]

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