Pink Visual is continuing to follow the trend it set with it’s iPad ready site by launching PinkVisual.tv today. Pink Visual believes strongly in being prepared for all new technologies, and proved so by launching an iPad-optimized version of their flagship site days before the actual launch of the device. Now, Sony’s new internet TV is available in Best Buy stores across the US…and guess who is the first to jump into the new pool.
“We’ve established that there’s real value in being first-to-market when new technologies hit and we move quickly to ensure that we’re part of that first wave of adult companies to target the latest consumer technologies,” said Liam Colins, Director of Business Development for Pink Visual. “We also believe that Google TV is extremely well positioned to be a major player in the web-enabled television space, making it all the more important that we are prepared to serve up Google TV-friendly content from day one.” – AVN
Media outlets reported in March 2010 that the Google TV project was under way, using the Android operating system, although the partnering companies did not confirm their involvement in the venture until later.
An Android-based set-top box that featured video-on-demand, ThinkFree Office viewer software, a browser, remote control, keyboard interface and 1080p video was shown by Western Mediabridge at CES 2010.
The project was officially announced at the 2010 Google I/O conference on May 20. Google stated that the new platform would be incorporated directly into new high-definition television sets and Blu-ray players by Sony, although set-top boxes will also be developed by Logitech. The company indicated that the new systems developed by Sony and Logitech will be powered by Intel Atom based CE4100 consumer electronics system-on-chip. It also stated that a “fully optimized” viewer experience would be available through the Dish Network, although the platform will operate through any provider.
In May 2010, Sony announced that it would be releasing its Google-enabled Sony Internet TV product lineup in the fall of 2010, including standalone TV models and set-top units with integrated Blu-ray drives.
Google also confirmed that it intends for Google TV to be launched this fall. According to B4Tea, Google TV will be launched October 17, 2010. Post the launch there is talk of a rift between Google and TV networks, which has resulted in major TV networks blocking key programs on Google TV.
PinkVisual.tv is engineered to be fully compatible with large television screens and will allow users to navigate the site using new Internet TV controls. Access to the site is $24.95 per month or $39.95 for a 90 day subscription. There is also an option available to purchase a 1-day preview for $1.
“Just as the popularity of the iPhone has driven the development of the smartphone market and inspired many competitors to develop advanced mobile devices, we expect Google TV to spawn competition in the Internet TV space in the months ahead,” Colins said. “The great part for us is that we don’t have to pick the winners of the tech market share competition; we just prepare to deliver content as effectively as possible to every device, and let the chips fall where they may.” – AVN