Metrological Media Innovations and Liberty Global have announced that Liberty Global will adopt Metrological’s Widget framework for its Next Generation TV platform – Project Horizon. The Widget framework establishes the bridge between Internet delivered content and pay-tv services in order to provide digital television subscribers a range of innovative interactive applications and enhanced services.
The Widget Framework will power the App & Widget Store that is part of the new TV platform. In this store subscribers will be offered a full catalogue of web-based Apps & Widgets that are seamlessly integrated in the user interface.
With the social media Widget, viewers can share whatever they are watching with their friends and recommend it. TV-show related Widgets provide background information and the possibility to interact in real-time with the TV programme without having to move away from the programme itself.