Pop star Justin Timberlake announces MySpace TV at the Consumer Electronics Show as they try to revive the once popular social network site.
MySpace and Panasonic unveiled what they are calling the “evolution of television” at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. The new technology will allow users to experience television on a social level, or Social TV as they are calling it.
Rather than discussing your favourite show with you friends when it has finished, you will be able to chat during the show on your Panasonic TV. Whether it is the closing minutes of an important game or a plot reveal during your favourite soap, sharing your views with your online peers will be at your fingertips.
Tim Vanderhook, MySpace CEO said: “Historically, TV has been a shared experience, as people gathered together to watch their favourite programmes. Our belief was that we could enhance the TV experience by increasing views’ ability to connect to content and each other.”
True to form, the early channels will be music focused, with a monopoly on 100,000 music videos and 42 million songs, however there are plans to extend the channel range to include news, sport and movies.
Users will also be able to access MySpace TV ‘on the go’ using the smartphone and tablet apps that will be available – this will allow users to sync the Panasonic TV to their chosen device for an enhanced experience.
MySpace TV will be available on Panasonic Viera Connect enabled HDTVs later in the year.