Adobe extends Flash platform

Adobe has signed a deal to put its Flash software into set-top boxes, internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.

The Adobe Flash Platform will enable the delivery of high-definition web videos to digital devices via the Flash Video (FLV) file format. Adobe said consumers will be able to enjoy rich, interactive viewing experiences, including the ability to quickly switch between TV programming and web content outside the web browser.
Various chipset vendors, including NXP, Intel, Broadcom and STMicroelectronics, have announced support for the technology. Adobe said the first devices and system-on-chips platforms with support for the technology are expected to ship in the second half of 2009.