This week, we’re a slightly bigger fish in the flashing, beeping silicon sea here at CES.
As a guest presenter during Samsung’s keynote presentation this afternoon, Glenn demonstrated the new Time Warner Cable app for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab — an app that allowers users to stream live television directly to their tablets … without a set-top box.
It gets better. Starting this year, we will be working with Samsung to give our customers the full navigation experience and access to all of the channels they watch right now on the Samsung Smart TV — also, without a set-top box. We’ll be bringing live subscription TV to our customers using the Advanced Digital Cable Platform. Furthermore, our customers can use Samsung’s Smart TV to access content from any DVR in the entire house.
This is a really big deal for us. It’s a really big deal for Samsung, too. That’s because it’s a big deal for the entire industry. Right now nobody else out there is doing anything like this.
I’ve heard a lot of talk about TV over IP, and this is the first step. This is the beginning of the elimination of the set-top box, a movement towards a world where you can connect anyone’s hardware to the network — or anyone else’s network — and enjoy television the way you like it, simple and easy.