The latest in Google news is that they are partnering with media and app companies in order to launch Google TV later this year in the US. The European dates have not been announced as yet.
Google said, “One of our goals with Google TV is to finally open up the living room and enable new innovation from content creators, programmers, developers and advertisers.”
It could revolutionise the way we watch TV even further and could catapult young media talent into the public domain.
Google TV is going to benefit it’s members by delivering the very latest in news. For example the NBA has built an NBA Game Time application that delivers up-to-date basketball scores and highlights from games. This use of mobile phone technology and on demand TV is offering up the next step in the fusion of media and the internet.
Sites such as CNN, Cartoon Network, TBS and TNT have been optimised for the launch and Napster, Twitter and the New York Times are being optimised right now. HBO are getting involved and Amazon Video on Demand is supplying TV and movie titles along with many others.
So get ready for the next big movement! It should be interesting to see how this one pans out.