Jan. 9, 2012 at 7:57 PM ET
Myspace much? In the first half of the year, you'll have your own "Myspace TV" channel on new sets sold by Panasonic. The move gives Panasonic a chance to offer buyers more original "content" with their sets, and could be a much-needed boost for Myspace, who is struggling to keep users happy so that they don't flee to Facebook or Google+.
"Myspace was the first successful social network because it allowed individuals to share their interests, listen to music, express their creativity and connect around the things they love,” said Myspace CEO Tim Vanderhook, in a press release.
“Historically, TV has been a shared experience, as people gathered together to watch their favorite programs. Our belief was that we could enhance the TV experience by increasing viewers’ ability to connect to both content and each other. By partnering with Panasonic, we’re bringing together the content that people love and a social experience in one service: Myspace TV.”
Justin Timberlake, now a co-owner of Myspace, said, "as the plot of your favorite drama unfolds, the joke of your favorite SNL character plays, or even the last second shot of your favorite team swishes the net, we're giving you the opportunity to connect your friends to your moments as they’re actually occurring."
Myspace is "inviting a select audience to participate in the beta launch of its TV service" by using it on laptop devices. If you're interested and want an invite, visit: http://www.myspace.com/tv.
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