With Hours Away From CES 2013, The Smart TV Alliance Announces Five More Members Including Panasonic, IBM And Others

Posted on Jan 7 2013 - 10:05am by Editorial Staff
Smart TV Alliance

Smart TV Alliance

With hours away from CES 2013, an alliance formed by LG, TP Vision and Toshiba formed the Smart TV alliance back in June 2012, the alliance announced its five new members, Panasonic, ABOX42 and TechniSat, IBM and Specific Media, bringing additional power to the alliance dedicating towards “creating a non-proprietary ecosystem for application developers to create attractive, platform-independent services.”

If you still counted up on that what the new SDK includes, than here the list:

For 2013 Smart TVs:

  • Richer applications available from upgraded HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript specifications
  • 3D video
  • MPEG-DASH support with more reliable audio and video quality with less stuttering and freezing
  • More and better content choices with updated digital rights management (DRM) features that reflect DRM requirements from content owners

For application developers:

  • New common emulator allows developers to test an application once to ensure it will work with Smart TV Alliance member televisions
  • Application compliance checking tool enables developers to test compliance automatically with Smart TV Alliance cross-platform requirements
  • Advanced debug tools help developers solve application problems faster and more easily
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