Adobe to deliver TV shows via Adobe AIR

“Adobe Systems Inc. has started public trials of software that will deliver ad-supported subscriptions to TV programs, including CBS Corp’s ‘CSI,’ ‘Survivor’ and ‘Big Brother,’ a company official said on Thursday,” Jim Finkle reports for Reuters.

“The software maker has established partnerships with media companies including CBS and MTV-parent Viacom Inc., which will provide their programming through Adobe Media Player [Adobe AIR], said Adobe Senior Director of Product Marketing Mark Randall,” Finkle reports.

The rest of the very brief article is here.

MacDailyNews Note: Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) 1.0 is a free runtime environment that lets developers use web technologies such as Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, HTML and Ajax, to build rich Internet applications that deploy to the desktop and run across operating systems. It is currently available for Macintosh and Windows. More info and download link here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mr. Reeee” for the heads up.]

25 Comments

  1. HEY, I LOVE free. !!!!! But when I buy, I buy from iTunes, or physical media.

    I am looking forward to the new HD DVDs that include an iPod version with them…. built in. NEAT!! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

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  2. OK, so whats up with this? A subscription that delivers ads with a TV show….. OK, doesn’t TV do that already? And will the ad based mean banner and side bar ads in addition to the commercials that come with the program? So what is so great about this that TiVO or a Dish DVR can’t kick the crap out of?

    MDN MW Program!

  3. “OK, so whats up with this? A subscription that delivers ads with a TV show….. OK, doesn’t TV do that already? And will the ad based mean banner and side bar ads in addition to the commercials that come with the program? So what is so great about this that TiVO or a Dish DVR can’t kick the crap out of?”

    Simple if its ad-based and free, you can lower that Dish Network Package and save $$$

  4. @Quad Core

    I have been using my computer as my TV for almost a year now. I plug it into my entertainment center and watch free ad supported shows online. It’s great. No need to remember to record anything, and if I want to start watching a new show I can watch it from the beginning with no trouble. And by beginning, I mean Episode 001. Lets see your TiVo go back in time and record Lost Episode 001 in High Def.

    TiVo is already dead. Cable and Sat are already dead. They just don’t know it yet.

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