Adobe is announcing a flash version that works on TVs.
Adobe is making a major push to bring its Flash platform to the living room, announcing a version of Flash that’s optimized for televisions, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on Monday.
Flash is already installed on almost every PC, and it’s building a mobile footprint as well (though many handsets are still Flash-less, including iPhones). Making that same platform work in the living room should provide a big boost for web video distribution and web applications on TVs.
Hardware and chip partners for the project include Broadcom, Intel, NXP Semiconductors, Sigma Designs and STMicroelectronics. Others partners are Comcast, Disney Interactive, Netflix, New York Times Co. and Atlantic Records.
This is awesome. This brings web videos much closer to the TVs in the living room.