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Sony bringing YouTube videos to some LCD flat-panel TVs

Fri, 06/06/2008 - 8:10am
Traci Patterson

Sony has added YouTube and Wired.com to a list of video providers for a $300 module that the electronics manufacturer sells for some of its LCD flat-panel TVs, according to the Associated Press.

Other video providers for the Internet Video Link module include Yahoo, AOL, Sports Illustrated and Style.com.

The small box fits into the back of some 2007 and 2008 Sony LCD TVs and connects via the home broadband router. Video service comes free with the module, which is controlled by the TV remote control.

Apple’s Apple TV set-top box also streams YouTube videos to TV sets, but Apple’s device works with any high-definition television (HDTV).

In May, Sony, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and six cable operators inked an agreement that brings Sony into the tru2way fold (story here).

The terms of the agreement with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Cablevision and Bright House Networks were outlined in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) among the parties.

TiVo, Samsung, and Panasonic have previously backed OpenCable, or tru2way, as the technology of choice for two-way services. Earlier this month, CableLabs announced that Samsung was the first consumer electronics manufacturer (CEM) to sign up for its new tru2way Host Device License Agreement (story here).

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