Internet TV, web TV, IPTV – call it what you will, 'connected' TVs are going to be big news this year.
Latest to join the fray is Woomi, a new IPTV platform that aims to make streaming movies and TV shows as simple as channel hopping.
It's initially available in the UK as an app for Samsung's Internet@TV service, but will be rolled out across Europe during 2011.
Essentially Woomi acts as an off-the-shelf platform for TV manufacturers and set-top box makers to expand their range of video content and make it available on Woomi-enabled devices.
Content includes films, music, TV shows and sport, although don't expect a bevy of Hollywood blockbusters. "Our aim is to make a broad selection of free and low-cost pay-per-view TV shows and films available with just a few clicks of the remote control," says Woomi.
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Current offerings include: EZ Takes, offering horror movies, foreign material and animations; Disclose.tv is dedicated to "unusual and unexplained phenomena"; Box Office 365 with classic TV shows; while sail TV specialises in nautical programmes.
TV rentals start at 99p, with most films are £1.99. All content is in standard definition.