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A good amount of the focus around smart TVs this year is going to involve social integrations—getting people to interact with their TVs rather than just watch them. Panasonic is coming out with a platform that integrates the social site Myspace with TV viewing and music sharing. Myspace TV will allow users to remotely converse with friends while watching TV shows, movies, sports and other programs.
Initial channels on Myspace TV will be music-focused, but will expand beyond music, to encompass movies, news, sports and reality channels. The service will launch in the first half of 2012 on VIERA Connect TVs.
Myspace is inviting a select audience to participate in the beta launch of its TV service through a fully integrated experience on laptop devices. To be considered for invitation, entertainment fans can submit their information at http://www.myspace.com/tv.
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