Amazon have announced the arrival of HD content through their Video on Demand service. Leaked as in development last December, though denied at the time, the service goes live today with HD titles priced at between $3.99 and $4.99. Compatible devices include Series3 TiVo DVRs, Roku's Video Player, Sony's BRAVIA Internet Link and Panasonic VIERACast HDTVs.
Adobe have announced hardware and content partners who will adopt the Adobe Flash Platform on internet-connected HDTVs and set-top boxes. Demonstrating a range of widget and HD streaming media capable devices at the National Association of Broadcasters Show this week, Broadcom, Comcast, Intel, Netflix, NXP Semiconductors and others have all signed up for the platform.
Boxee have launched a new version of their open-source media center app, together with an API for developers and a new download service called App Box for third-party extensions. The company has also confirmed that they are in talks with manufacturers to get Boxee loaded onto games consoles, Blu-ray players and other set-top boxes.
All the way back in September 2008 Motorola demonstrated their MCU3E, an awesome little wireless media transcoder device. At the time they had no plans for production; now, though, the gadget is back with a new casing, a new name - the Motorola Media Mover - and what seems to be a definite launch plan.
A recent Netflix survey has suggested the possibility of the company's streaming DVD rental appearing on the Nintendo Wii. According to the survey, the system would require a "Netflix Instant Streaming Disc" - at a one-off cost of $9.99 - which would be loaded into the console whenever titles from the user's Netflix subscription were to be streamed.