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Accenture and KPN team up to bring TV apps to Google Glass

Accenture Google glassAccenture and Dutch telco KPN have developed a proof of concept to bring interactive TV services to the Google Glass device.

Accenture said that the two companies had not developed a commercial product but that they were exploring the potential applications of wearable technologies for TV viewers.

The proof of concept is being demonstrated at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The demonstration will involve KPN’s Interactieve TV services and the Accenture Video Solution platform, and will highlight remote control and companion screen applications as well as a TV Everywhere application.

“Accenture’s Technology Vision 2014 shows that companies and consumers are extremely interested in the practical possibilities of connected intelligence and wearables such as this Google Glass proof of concept,” said Tom Loozen, managing director for Accenture’s Communications industry group.

“This sort of innovation has enormous potential to offer users real-time access to an extra dimension of personalized functionality and information.”

“We are constantly looking for differentiating services we can offer to our subscribers,” said  Diederik Rosenbaum, director TV at KPN.

“In the past, we were the first to bring relevant innovative services to the Dutch market like 4G, TV on mobile devices and start-over TV. This concept is the latest idea we are exploring to enrich the TV experience of our customers.”