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Press Release

11/24/2010

LG TVs BECOME BETTER CONNECTED

LG updates online service with Facebook™, Twitter™ and others

to extend the LG connected home

Slough, UK, 23rd November, 2010 – LG Electronics (LG), a global leader in consumer electronics, is extending its existing internet TV offering to bring consumers access to even more online applications.  LG will enhance its current internet TV service, NetCast, with nine new applications including BBC iPlayer, movies on demand from Acetrax, Google Maps, Facebook™, Twitter™ and an internet radio application for the ultimate connected TV.

 LG recognises that people’s viewing habits are constantly evolving, with up to 50% of consumers admitting they often use a laptop or PC at the same time as watching TV. The updated NetCast service portfolio promises to make it even easier for viewers to be entertained from the comfort of their living room as these new applications bolster LG’s existing NetCast service, which already includes YouTube, Accuweather and Picasa. This new functionality demonstrates LG’s commitment to providing consumers with a true home entertainment hub, with many LG products also offering wireless connectivity and DLNA services.

 The new online applications will be available to current owners of LG NetCast TVs*.  Owners will easily be able to update by connecting their LG NetCast TV to a broadband connection (via Ethernet or an LG wireless dongle) and pressing the NetCast button on the remote control where an automated update will take place.

 Stephen Gater, Head of Marketing Home Entertainment, LG UK comments: “People want to be entertained and the role of the traditional TV is changing.  We’re committed to offering our customers a fully connected home and these new applications will further enhance our current offering.”

 “Having catch-up TV, movies, and social networking on demand will mean that people’s TVs are truly the hub of the living room. Services like Facebook™, BBC iPlayer and Acetrax mean that people can now enjoy what they want, whenever they like.”

 The nine new internet services will be available on selected LG NetCast TVs immediately and a minimum 2MB broadband speed is recommended for optimal viewing.

*LG TV NetCast Applications 

BBC i-Player

Catch-Up TV

Acetrax

Movies On Demand

MLB

Major League Baseball

YouTube

Videos

VIEWSTER

Movies On Demand

Facebook™

Social Networking

Twitter™

Social Networking

Accedo

Games

Vtuner

Internet Radio

Google Maps

Maps

Picasa

Pictures

AccuWeather

Weather Forecasts

 

  *LG TVs featuring updated NetCast applications include:  

LED TV

LX9900 (47,55”)

LE8900 (42, 47, 55”)

LE7900 (32, 37, 42, 47, 55”)

LE5900 (32, 37, 42, 47, 55”)

LE4900 (32, 37, 42”)

 

LCD TV

 LD790 (32, 42, 47”)

LD690 (32, 37, 42, 47, 55”)

LD490 (32, 37, 42”)

 

PLASMA TV (to be updated by 1st December 2010)

PX990 (50, 60”)

PK990 (50, 60”)

PK790 (50, 60”)

PK590 (50, 60”)

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About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 80,000 people working in over 115 operations around the world. With 2009 global sales of 55.5 trillion Korean Won (43.4 billion US Dollars), LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner of Formula 1™ and a Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lg.com
 
About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a top global player in flat panel displays, audio players and video products for the consumer and professional markets. LG's product areas include LCD and plasma televisions, home theater systems, Blu-ray disc players, audio components and video players, and plasma display panels, among others. While focusing on creating feature-rich devices, the company is also pursuing stylish designs and pushing technological boundaries to improve the home entertainment experience.
 
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