Between Macworld and the Consumer Electronics Show, both going on this week, we’re going to see a lot of new gadgets, doodads, and gizmos that will combine the power of video with the Internet, along with the services that will sell them to consumers.
Like this bit from Sony:
Sony revealed Sunday a system that will allow viewers of its Bravia flat-panel TV sets to access broadband video content, some of it in high-definition (HD).
The Bravia Internet Video Link system will be offered on most new models of Bravia TVs and can be accessed at the push of a few buttons on the remote control. The service is populated with a number of programmed broadband video content channels and initial partners include AOL, Yahoo and Sony-group companies Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony BMG Music and online video site Grouper.
So companies like Sony will attempt to control it all: Make the content, and then offer it only to people who own Sony TV’s at home.
And that’s just the beginning. Steve Jobs takes center stage tomorrow. This is Geek Week in America. Start saving your $$$$, you’ve got a lot of stuff to buy soon.