Sony announced today that they are launching a new service where you can watch your YouTube, AOLVideos, etc.. on the big screen. They are now not only taking their TV content and sending it online like in the case of FOX and MySpace, CBS and YouTube, but they are now sending the internet content to the television.
Technically Speaking, that still doesn’t mean that TV will be alive in the state that most of the older generation remembers it in 2008.
Here is an excerpt from their press release:
LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #14200), Jan. 7, 2007 – Broadband Internet video was the hit of 2006 and now it’s coming to Sony televisions with the touch of a remote control button.
Sony Electronics today announced the first of its kind TV feature called “BRAVIA™ Internet Video Link” that will allow most of its new televisions to access free Internet video content, including high-definition, from providers including AOL, Yahoo! and Grouper, as well as Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony BMG Music.
According to Stan Glasgow, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics, “This initiative will not only enhance the entertainment experience for owners of Sony Internet video-ready HDTVs, but also reinforce our defining strategy of providing more personalization of products and content for consumers that no other company can offer.”