Adobe has made a deal to put its Flash software into chips for TVs and set-top boxes. This will enable content providers and developers to make applications for your TV that deliver web-based content like news, share prices and weather information.
Flash will be included on most chips -those made by Broadcom, Intel, NXP and STMicroelectronics - but the deal does not cover TVs made by Sony and Samsung.
The first applications using Flash are expected to hit TV sets early in 2010.
Sony and Samsung already have a number of connected TVs on the market, but they are using Yahoo's rich media platform of widgets instead of Flash.