March 29, 2001

Will interactive internet television become a two-headed monster?

Author: JT Smith

Nando Media has a feature on the merging of TV with the Internet. "There are some emerging alternatives for interactive, Internet-based TV that might appeal even to the
critics. A company in Santa Ana, Calif., called Ch.1 ( is working with TV set
producers such as Princeton Graphics and Sylvania to hook high-definition, digital TVs directly to the
The Ch.1 TV sets offered now run a modified version of the open source operating system, Linux. Ch.1 is
using Linux in the hope it will lure designers to write applications for example to transfer data to Palms
and other hand-held computers, and embedding certain kinds of video and audio formats in the system."


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