Adobe extends Flash to the living room
Adobe Systems announced the extension of the Adobe Flash Platform to connected digital home devices with an optimised implementation of Flash technology that delivers high definition (HD) video and rich applications to Internet-connected televisions, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and other devices in the digital living room.
The new platform enables the delivery of HD Web videos to digital home devices via the Flash Video (FLV) file format. According to Adobe, consumers will be able to enjoy rich, interactive viewing experiences and amazing new ways to engage with HD content on televisions.
Flash technology-based applications will allow users to quickly switch between television programming and Web content outside the Web browser. With the optimised implementation of Flash technology, content providers are able to extend their reach to millions of connected digital home devices, and cable operators and device manufacturers are able to develop new services and powerful user interfaces that deliver immersive experiences.
“Adobe Flash Platform for the Digital Home will dramatically change the way we view content on televisions,” said David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president, Platform Business Unit at Adobe.
“Consumers are looking to access their favourite Flash technology-based videos, applications, services and other rich Web content across screens. We are looking forward to working with partners to create these new experiences and deliver content consistently across devices whether consumers view it on their desktop, mobile phone or television.”