THETA Successfully Tested in CJ Viewing TV Box — First IoT & Smart TV Example
Theta reached a very exciting milestone today: we successfully deployed the Theta protocol into the CJ Viewing Box, an Android-based set top TV box. The CJ Viewing Box is a product from our partner CJ Hello, the media & entertainment subsidiary of the $25B Korean conglomerate CJ Group. As part of this test, the Theta protocol was able to share video streams between the Viewing Box, mobile devices, and PC. Development will continue in the coming months toward deployment of this technology.
This is an important step in Theta’s expansion from video delivery on PC and mobile devices to all forms of data delivered to the entire universe of IoT and connected devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) market is predicted to double by 2021, reaching $520B by building on the early success of set top video streaming boxes like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast and Apple TV. The household of the future will have connected TV’s, refrigerators, washing machines, and more. Imagine a fully connected network of smart devices contributing latent network and data resources to Theta. This collaboration with CJ Hello represents the beginning of Theta’s evolution towards the decentralized data delivery (3D) network of tomorrow.
Additionally, we recently began collaborating with IoTeX, a leading project at the intersection of IoT and blockchain. Our teams originally met back in July 2018, when we jointly hosted a Korea meetup with our friends at Zilliqa, Quantstamp, and Kyber Network. Now as the Theta mainnet is set to launch on March 15th and IoTex’s mainnet soon after, our projects are discussing the many ways we can leverage our respective blockchains and domain expertise to drive adoption of our protocols. We’re thrilled to be working closely with the IoTeX team to drive Theta Network adoption on all connected devices!
We are extremely excited to be on the cutting edge of the media and entertainment industry, pushing the boundaries of IoT, Smart TVs and data delivery — in partnership with forward thinking partners like CJ Hello and IoTeX.