Australia's Fairfax Media Taps Accedo Broadband to Bring News to LG Connected TV's

Australian media company, Fairfax Media, has unveiled an app that will make content from its newspaper Web sites, smh.com.au, theage.com.au, brisbanetimes.com.au and watoday.com.au, available on connected TV sets from LG Electronics. The app, which is scheduled to be delivered to customer living rooms via LG's next network service update, will also be available free of charge on all new LG connected TV sets sold in Australia, the company says.

The app was built by Accedo Broadband, a Stockholm-based provider of interactive TV applications and app stores for IPTV and broadband-connected consumer electronics devices. It offers text and video news, weather info and other content. "Combining this innovative new platform with our trusted brands and high-quality journalism will extend our news experience into the living rooms of many Australians," Jane Huxley, digital publisher of Fairfax Media's recently formed Metro Media division, said in a prepared statement. "The rapid proliferation of new Internet-enabled devices such as smart TV's is an important shift in the digital landscape. [Fairfax Media] will be watching the development and evolution of these new digital platforms with keen interest."

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