I'm at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with about 125,000 other gadget enthusiasts who've come to Las Vegas to get a look at the latest electronics that will be available this year and beyond. The buzz on the show floor is that advances in tablets and connected televisions that offer access to content and apps made specifically for the TV will be among the key highlights.
Connected TVs and tablets also are an important part of Project Infinity -- Comcast's vision to bring any content, to any device at any time that we introduced at CES three years ago. We have some exciting innovations in this area that we're sharing today at CES as well.
This evening our Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts joined Samsung during their CES keynote address to give the audience a sneak peek (see video below) into how we're working together in driving innovation on these two evolving platforms. Brian joined the President of Samsung's Visual Display Business, Boo-Keun Yoon, to demo a new XFINITY TV service for the Samsung Smart TV and the Android™-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab.
What's really exciting about this is that for the first time on a connected TV, you'll be able to use our rich, Web-like interface with simpler navigation combined with the ability to seamlessly search across linear TV, DVR recordings, and video on demand among tens of thousands of content choices. And, on the tablet, the XFINITY TV experience is a virtual television guide and a mobile video player all in one. If you have XFINITY TV digital, you'll be able to browse, discover and sort video content, change the channel on a Samsung Smart TV in real time, and program DVRs. In addition, you'll be able to watch streaming TV programming and movies On Demand directly on the tablet, and access that content across multiple devices.
The XFINITY TV experience will be available later this year on the Samsung Smart TVs and on the application store for the Galaxy products and is just one of many enhancements and app releases we're planning to introduce this year.