What is it?
Internet TV, a technology that makes getting quality content on your TV easier than ever before.
Why should I care?
Because there’s a whole lot of free entertainment out there. IPTV lets you determine what you want to watch, and when, as with BBC’s iPlayer. IPTV services are available on BT Vision, Tiscali TV and Nintendo Wii.
When’s it coming?
TVs from Samsung, Sony, LG and others that include Yahoo TV Widgets will arrive later this year, providing live internet feeds direct to your screen. You’ll be able to access services such as weather, Flickr, news, eBay and the like, as well as IPTV video streaming. ?
Also, LG has announced that its future internet-enabled TVs will be compatible with American video rental site Netflix, allowing TV shows and hi-def movies to be downloaded without a set-top box or PC. Hi-def IPTV streaming is now possible thanks to the 50Mb fibre optic broadband service being offered by Virgin Media.
Have a look at some of this year's upcoming IPTVs in CES 2009 Trends - Internet TVs