Panasonic sees 2012 as year of Web-connected TVs (live blog)

At its CES press conference, electronics maker announces its smart TV system has exclusive deals with Flixster and Disney. Also: It reveals partnership with NBC to broadcast the London Olympics in 3D.

LAS VEGAS--Envisioning 2012 as the year of Web-connected TVs, Panasonic has announced its smart TV system has exclusive deals with Flixster and Disney.

Justin Timberlake appears on stage at Panasonic's CES event to tout the Myspace TV service. James Martin/CNET

In addition, MySpace is partnering with the company for MySpace TV , a social TV service that will allow users to share the latest shows, TV, and music with their friends. None other than Justin Timberlake showed up on stage to tout the service.

The company also announced a partnership today with NBC to broadcast the 2012 London Olympics in 3D. Panasonic shared the news at its press conference at CES. Opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympics will also be shown in 3D.

We used ScribbleLive to live-blog the press conference, so if you missed it, you can scroll through it in the embedded component below. That will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers and CNET reporters.

Editors' note: The original, barebones version of this story was posted January 8 at 4:10 p.m. PT.

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.


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