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Hisense and PacketVideo to bring Twonky-enabled TVs to global market

Hisense and PacketVideo to bring Twonky-enabled TVs to global market
Daniel Gumble

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Entertainment / TV / January 15th 2013 at 12:13PM

Twonky solution selected for use in Google TV products and select Linux products.

PacketVideo has today inked a new partnership deal with consumer electronics manufacturer Hisense, which will see its Twonky solution put to use in Google TV products and select Linux-powered connected TV across the globe.

Smart TVs with Twonky software are designed to offer a mulit-screen experience, enabling users to play content from any device in their local network or control the TV via their smartphone or tablet. The incorporation of Twonky software also renders Hisense TVs DLNA-compatible, offering support to the one billion-plus DLNA devices shipped worldwide to date.

Furthermore, users can also utilise PacketVideo’s free Twonky Beam application with supported Hisense TVs to peruse and transfer online video content from a mobile device to a television.

“We are excited to work with Hisense, one of China’s leading and most innovative TV manufacturers, to create a truly innovative and unique multi-screen experience for end-users,” said Jim Brailean, CEO of PacketVideo. “Hisense shares our commitment in creating a seamless living room experience that bridges the gap between tablets and smartphones and the living room. We look forward to continuing to work with Hisense to bring the best possible experience to consumers.”

“PacketVideo’s Twonky solution is one of the leading products in the connected home space and we are proud to include Twonky on our GoogleTV solutions and connected TVs.  We believe that Twonky empowers users by enabling them to easily enjoy their own personal content and online video directly in the living room.  We look forward to continuing to work with PacketVideo in the connected application space,” said Shaojiancheng, vice GM of Hisense R&D.

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