Monday, January 8th, 2007

Sony said yesterday it would enable most of its new televisions, including high-definition flat screens, to play video from the Internet. Sony, which unveiled the plan at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, said the drive to marry Internet and other digital video with traditional devices was part of a bid to showcase its four strategic growth areas: video gaming, digital imaging, high-definition and mobile products.

Starting early this year, Sony will equip its TVs with an attachable module that can stream broadband high-definition and other Internet video content such as programmes from Time Warner’s AOL and Yahoo with the push of a remote control button.

At Sony’s press conference at CES, the company said it was committed to personalisation and portability in products that allow consumers to access a variety of entertainment, communication and information without boundaries.

(Source: Reuters)