Active-TV Technology for iPhone and iPod touch

Active-TV Technology for iPhone and iPod touch
Navigate YouTube

Navigate YouTube available at iTunes App Sore

An easy to use iPhone and iPod touch App that enables both new and advanced YouTube users to get the best from YouTube.

Browse video Standard Feeds, Categories, Channels and Playlists. Then organize new videos into your own favorites and playlists. Make playlists private or public. Subscribe to other user's playlists and video collections for future viewing. Subscribe to videos matching search-words.

Look at publicly viewable favorite videos, playlists and subscriptions based on your YouTube friends, family and contacts. Send and receive video links with YouTube contacts via YouTube video messages.

Search for new videos tagged for your language or geographical region, using local keyboard. Explore for new videos via easy switching of user ID to the owner of interesting videos - then explore their world.

All actions are kept in sync with PC, Mac or Apple-TV access to YouTube. Available at Apple App Store.

active-TV technology for PC

active-TV technology for PC
Windows PC based home network

Monday, February 6, 2006

Viiv Isn't Working... yet

Active-TV ecosysetm developers,

A key omission at the CES ViiV launch was Intel Extended-PC clients. The rumour mill is busy with the news that they will appears in June (that’s 2006 this time). It is not clear how many of the NMPR features will be initially available – such as projection of the UI from the Extended-PC. The article below adds to the June rumour.

The article linked below suggests the ViiV clients will take the now often criticised DMA form. It is suggested the delay is caused by getting the software working on a $50 DMA. They have been working on this for many years now. Non-ViiV branded DMAs have appeared in the market in the $120 - $300 range. The software required for a broadcast receiving STB is even more complex – but consumers understand and value the STB more than the DMA.

Confusingly, the article also discusses the use of Windows on a PC – rather than Linux. This is a separate topic, relating to the use of a PC as a dedicated 10-foot appliance. So far, the Intel marketing team have not delivered a clear ViiV ecosystem image. Placing the TV tuners in the PC rather than the DMA location, helps drive ViiV confusion.

"Gates’ Viiv Isn’t Working" at