One of the project I was working on as a consultant has just been released by Toshiba. It is Toshiba Places, the portal for connected TV and set-top-box.
The main features are
- TV enhanced experience with VoD, Electronic Program Guide, etc.
- Websites customized to support remote control navigation and big screen display
- Content sharing within your family network
Its Unique Selling Point is its easiness of use, enabling computer illiterates to be able to use it and computer literates to have fun. Watching Dailymotion videos on a TV screen is really cool and being able to share videos with one clic from the remote control is really a game changer.
This project started as an innovation for the French market only is now the European solution for connected TVs and discussions are going on to expand it further in Asia and America.