Panasonic Launches Developer Portal for its VIERA Connect PlatformWednesday, July 6th, 2011
By opening up its VIERA Connect platform to third party developers and media companies, Panasonic hopes to tap into creative talent of developers worldwide and offer Innovative applications and services to enhance the TV experience of its customers
OSAKA, Japan – Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC; Tokyo:6752) announced today the launch of VIERA Connect Developers, a public web portal, to invite IPTV application developers to write applications for its VIERA Connect cloud-based TV service. The new portal allows developers to take advantage of quick response and rich multimedia HD expression capabilities of its VIERA Connect platform. Applications built for the platform can be deployed* in VIERA Connect, which has become available worldwide from this spring.
VIERA Connect provides viewers with a wide line up of applications which run on Panasonic’s cutting-edge Application Execution Engine developed with following features which enhance TV viewing experience:
- Cloud-based IPTV service – where applications exists in the cloud, no need to download them on the TV
- Fast startup and ultra-quick response which provides seamless screen transitions on full HD TV
Rich multimedia expression using three dimensional graphic technology
The newly launched VIERA Connect Developers will use market leading streamlined processes to improve time to market for application developers and media companies. The portal site hosted by Accedo Partner Programs on behalf of Panasonic will further expand the number of attractive applications for VIERA Connect by providing access to VIERA Connect’s application program interface (API), technical information, reference code and other assistance required to develop VIERA Connect applications. As a result, VIERA Connect will provide TV viewers attractive content and experiences that fully utilize the large-screen VIERA HDTV.
VIERA Connect, which is available in approximately 100 countries around the world since spring this year, offers a wide range of applications, such as video-on-demand services, music, sports, games, health and fitness, to meet the needs unique to each market. By launching this site, Panasonic will significantly expand its lineup of innovative applications and will provide new TV viewing experience and entertainment in their living rooms.
*Only applications meeting specification approval criteria will be made available on the VIERA Connect service