Product News
Panasonic Opens Basketball and Baseball Apps
For 2011 Panasonic has upgraded its online content offerings to include more health and fitness features, games and now new sports apps.
April 05, 2011 by Grant Clauser

Want another reason to jump into the whole smart TV thing? Try baseball and basketball.

Panasonic just announced that apps for professional baseball and basketball are now available for Panasonic VIERA Connect TVs. The apps include access to live games and the ability to watch archived games.

In the coming weeks, Panasonic plans to further expand upon the sports offerings for consumers with the activation of professional hockey and soccer apps.  Details on these activations as well as a host of other sports, fitness, video streaming, social networking, and interactive gaming apps will be announced at a later date.

It wasn’t clear if the new apps would appear on 2010 models Viera Cast-enabled TVs or any Panasonic Blu-ray players. In January, Panasonic announced that it was changing the name of the online feature of it’s products from Viera Cast to Viera Connect. The company also improved the interface and added a number of new applications. Panasonic first started adding online connectivity to it’s TVs in 2008. In addition to the new announcements, other current applications include Skype voice and video calling, Netflix, Hulu, Twitter, Pandora, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, Picasa, Weather, Bloomberg, and more.

Follow Electronic House on Facebook and Twitter.

Grant Clauser - Technology and Web Editor, Electronic House
Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. His latest book is Necessary Myths. Follow him on Twitter @geclauser.

FREE Charter Platinum Membership
Claim your FREE Charter Platinum Membership to EH Network and receive 6 FREE issues of EH Magazine.*
First Name
Last Name
Email Address

We understand your email address is private. By granting you access to the EH Network, you agree to receive email communications from us, including our newsletters. You can manage your subscription at any time in the future.
* The new EH Network launches and your free subscription begins December 2014.


Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.