The Smart TV Alliance, originally started by LG Electronics and TP Vision, has introduced several new manufacturers into its group.
LG started the organization last June to bring together tech players in the smart TV arena in an effort to create a common approach to the technology that will inevitably aid developers in building apps that can streamline performance across any smart TV, any platform. Toshiba joined shortly after the launch.
The latest members to join the Alliance are smart TV hardware manufacturers Qualcomm and MStar, and web browser and app developer Obigo. YuMe, video advertising software and services provider, also joined the organization.
The President of the Smart TV Alliance, Richard Choi of LG Electronics, said in a statement following the additions: “The expanding membership of the Smart TV Alliance is clear indication that these companies recognize the value of this Alliance. This is an industry coming together to solve a common problem, which has clear benefits for the consumer. The diversity of the Smart TV Alliance is reassuring because it shows that this is an industry movement, not just an initiative from TV manufacturers.”
The new organization is expected to release specifications for version 2.0 of a free software development kit (SDK) in addition to the SDK tool itself, developed by the group, by the end of the year.
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