Touchtv Launches iPad App, Partnership With LG's Smart TVs

Ever heard of Touchtv? Now you have. LG Electronics and Touchtv announced a global partnership that'll bring Touchtv technology to LG Smart TVs. Touchtv will be available to tens of millions of viewers on their LG Smart TVs. With Touchtv, LG Smart TVs offer viewers innovative capabilities such as watching the biggest trending events at any time. Touchtv and LG also plan to share more product details as the newest LG Smart TVs become available later this year.

Custom designed for LG Smart TVs, Touchtv gives viewers around the clock access to watch the most exciting trending events, and these newly equipped sets will be available to consumers in Q1 2012. Moreover, the company is launching their first TV for iPad. The Touchtv App for iPad allows viewers to watch their favorite programs anytime, anywhere. Touchtv puts a world of programming in viewer's hands, with the best channels from sports, entertainment, politics, and more. It updates automatically and seamlessly delivers the latest programs from the exact channels viewers want.

Touchtv is available for free at or from the App Store on iPad or at All sounds great, but we can't help but wonder why these companies are splintering their Smart TV efforts. There's no universal ecosystem, and even the existing ones don't tie in with mobile ecosystems. Fragmentation? Forget mobile; it's in the TV market.
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