SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 7, 2011) - Flingo, the leading publisher of applications for the smart TV, today launched the first suite of application publishing products to seamlessly integrate the Web with the TV experience. Already the largest publisher of smart TV apps, Flingo is available on 5.7 million screens in 117 countries, and most smart TVs sold today are already enabled with Flingo. The company is emerging from stealth with relationships with manufacturers including LG, Samsung, Vizio, Insignia, Sanyo and Western Digital.
Flingo's application publishing suite enables an ecosystem where media companies, artists and brand advertisers converge on consumer hardware platforms to give viewers a more engaging and personal TV experience. Viewers enjoy more content on TV than ever before in a highly personalized, interactive experience. Additionally, they can share their favorite moments across popular social networks.
TV manufacturers use Flingo to improve the value proposition of their smart TVs by offering applications that bring streaming video and introduce interactivity on top of live TV. Content providers, studios and musicians can now engage their audience directly on the TV. Flingo partners share in the proceeds from advertising on the Flingo publishing platform.
Flingo's new suite of publishing tools comes in addition to Fling, the company's Open Source project. People currently fling thousands of videos and music from the Web to their big screen TV every day. Viewers simply drag a bookmarklet to the browser bookmarks bar, and then browse a Flingo-supported website such as YouTube or Vimeo from a laptop or tablet. The website searches for and discovers the viewer's smart TV. Viewers can then click the bookmark to fling the video to the TV or media device. To see a demo of Flingo, go to: http://flingo.org/.
"TV is essentially the last frontier. Until now, the Web hasn't penetrated the TV viewing experience," said Ashwin Navin, CEO and co-founder of Flingo. "Flingo's goal is to build that bridge between Web and TV so that the TV experience is a better reflection of what the viewer cares about. We have taken careful steps to forge an ecosystem where businesses and viewers alike can participate and benefit from the tremendous potential of Internet-connected television."
- Flingo is already on 5.7 million TVs, Blu-Ray players and IP set-top boxes.
- Flingo has 67 Content Partners
- Flingo is already available and used in 117 countries
- Flingo Co-Founders Ashwin Navin and David Harrison were early employees of BitTorrent, the world's largest file sharing network.
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Founded in 2008, Flingo delivers a more engaging TV experience through its portfolio of applications. Flingo publishes more Smart TV apps than any other company in the world and is a product and service of Free Stream Media Corp. For more information, go to http://www.flingo.tv.