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VIZIO Announces Content Partners for Net Connected HDTVs

image Every CE manufacturer wants to get internet connected devices into people’s homes this year if if you though low priced LCD maker, Vizio was any different, you were wrong.

The company announced some of the partnerships it’s struck to get a slew of net related content onto the screens of their XVT series of TVs which will be shipping this fall.  The company had previously announced partnerships with Amazon Video On Demand, Blockbuster On Demand, Flickr, Netflix, Pandora and Rhapsody.  Now they’ve unveiled some new partners:


eBay ( Get real-time updates, place bids, and monitor your favorite items with the eBay TV Widget. Search, view photos, and compare prices of products with the press of your remote – you won’t miss a buying or selling opportunity with the eBay TV Widget.

Facebook ( – Facebook gives everyone the power to connect and share with their friends. Over 200 Million people use Facebook every month and Facebook Connect brings this audience into your TV, making it even more social.

Radiotime ( makes it easy for listeners find local, national, or global radio programming airing on more than 60,000 AM/FM and Internet radio stations in 140 countries broadcasting in 55 languages.

Revision 3 ( The home of Internet Television, Revision3 creates content for passionate communities who want to watch shows that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.

Rallypoint Sports ( – Rallypoint delivers fantasy sports, social networking, and e-commerce services to consumers through Internet-connected HDTVs and other devices. Launched in 2009, Rallycast(SM) Fantasy Sports services give consumers unprecedented ability to personalize their HDTV sports viewing experience with real-time fantasy league stats – and stay connected with their friends and competitors – using just their remote control.

Showtime ( The Showtime TV Widget takes consumers inside Showtime with video extras, trailers, trivia, and select sample episodes of hit series such as Dexter and Weeds.

Twitter ( Twitter is a communication network valued for its real-time capability in connecting people to breaking news, shared events and everyday conversation. People share short posts via SMS, Web, 3rd party applications, and now through the TV.

Vudu ( VUDU is a leading digital entertainment service that delivers tens of thousands of movies and more, including:

  • Largest HD collection available anywhere.
  • Superior AV quality, including 5.1 surround sound.
  • HDX, VUDU’s exclusive ultra-high quality HD format.
  • Movies available same day as DVD.
  • Popular Internet services like Pandora.

Apps from these content and services partners and more will be available at launch or shortly thereafter through simple updates delivered over the HDTV’s Internet connection.