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Panasonic Sports Apps on Viera HDTVs

April 5, 2011

Panasonic has confirmed the activation of professional sports apps for baseball and basketball on its 2011 line of Vira Connect-enabled HDTVs.  The planned addition of interactive sports apps including professional baseball, basketball, hockey and football was initially announced in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show.

Viera Connect, a significant enhancement of Panasonic’s connected IPTV offerings, includes a robust collection of applications including expanded video streaming and two-way interactive features from gaming to social networking and fitness programmes.  In addition to popular video applications such as YouTube, Netflix and Amazon VOD, the activation of professional sports apps will enable owners of Panasonic’s Viera Connect-enabled 2011 HDTVs to watch their favourite sports teams live or catch-up on archived games optimised for viewing on their large-screen flat-panel HDTVs.

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