AOL teams with Sony to launch online video connected TV app
Joseph O'Halloran ©RapidTVNews | 19-01-2012
Internet delivery pioneer AOL, whose lustre has faded since its 90s heyday, is targeting the connected TV world as a way back to prominence and has expanded its supported platforms for its HD TV app.
The product is now available for download on Sony Internet-enabled devices—including Bravia Internet TVs, Blu-ray and Home Theatre in a Box systems—and complements the other compatible connected devices including those from Samsung, Google TV, Roku, Boxee, DivX TV and Yahoo! Connected TV.
The app features HD technology, lifestyle, celebrity and entertainment content updated daily from properties across the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, including Engadget, TechCrunch, Translogic, Moviefone and Huffington Post Celebrity.
"[The] announcement signals AOL HD's commitment to creating an interactive and engaging environment that takes our incredible video from the Web to the living room," enthused Robert Delacruz, General Manager for AOL HD. "Sony is one of the premier consumer electronics brands innovating the way content is delivered to your living room. So extending AOL HD across their product line-up allows us to meet the growing consumer demand for free HD video content via their connected TV devices -- and we've made discovering new content as easy as the click of a remote."