Is Flash going to be on television sets soon? Possibly!
Per the BBC:
Adobe has secured a deal to put its Flash software into many of the chips that go inside TVs and set-top boxes.
It will enable developers and content providers to create applications to deliver web-based content such as news, weather and share prices to TV screens.
Flash will be included on most chips -those made by Broadcom, Intel, NXP and STMicroelectronics – but the deal does not cover TVs made by Sony and Samsung.
The first applications using Flash are expected to hit TV sets early in 2010.
Adobe hopes it can get Flash inside many of those devices to create a new generation of connected entertainment services, including streaming video in high definition, and applications that can run in real time alongside video broadcasts, such as interactive news tickers, sport scores, quizzes and the weather.
“Change is coming to TV and we will see more and more content get used and taken to TV,” said Anup Murarka, director of technology strategy for Flash.