Adobe has launched Adobe Media Player 1.0 and a Adobe TV.
Adobe Media Player is a cross-platform Adobe AIR application that offers content discovery and interaction. Companies that are offering content for the player include CBS, MTV Networks, Universal Music Group, PBS, CondéNet, and Scripps Networks.
Adobe Media Player offers playback of streamed, downloaded or locally-stored video in Adobe Flash and can be viewed in 1080p, 720p or 480i resolutions. iTunes style the player allows users to subscribe to television shows and other content and automatically receive new episodes when they are available.
Adobe TV is available at tv.adobe.com or as a network in Adobe Media Player and offers “expert instruction and original series programming” about Adobe products. Adobe TV offers four channels targeted at Photographers, Designers, Video Professionals, and Developers. Content comes from “Adobe evangelists, leading trainers, subject matter experts, and luminaries.” Over 200 videos are available for the launch.
The media player can be downloaded here
Update: screen shots added. Interestingly the service doesn’t appear to have geographic blocking on CBS content. I couldn’t get Jericho to play (error message) but CSI not a problem from Australia, where as every other site with CBS content would automatically block me and anyone else outside of the United States. Lets hope it’s a feature, not an oversight that might be corrected.