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Panasonic Adds VIERA Connect Apps for Canada

Panasonic Canada announced that it has launched a slate of new applications for 2011 VIERA Connect-equipped VIERA HD televisions.

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MISSISSAUGA, ON (November 21, 2011) – Today, Panasonic Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of new applications now available on all 2011 VIERA Connect*1-equipped VIERA HD televisions. Consumers who already own one of these models will be able to receive the new apps through a firmware upgrade, which they will be automatically prompted to complete.

Please find further information on the new cloud-based VIERA Connect service offerings below:

• CinemaNow*2
A digital entertainment service, CinemaNow offers immediate access to premium video content for rental or purchase
No subscription is required to access content ranging from recently released movies to television shows

• Social TV
Social TV allows viewers to communicate via Facebook and Twitter while watching live television
Viewers can share information by creating a split screen on the display

• BIGFlix
A video on demand application from Reliance BIG Entertainment, India’s largest Video-on-Demand service and content aggregator, BIGFlix allows access to thousands of Bollywood and South Asian movies, music video and television shows*3
BIGFlix offers extensive Indian content as well as international titles in more than 13 South Asian and international languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Punjabi.

• WSJ (Wall Street Journal) Live
WSJ Live offers hours of live news from over 2,000 reporters worldwide
Application also features original programming as well as access to the extensive video archive of The Wall Street Journal

• PlayJam
The leading social games network for television, PlayJam enables viewers to play hundreds of games against millions of players globally
PlayJam provides an advanced social tool-set allowing for the creation of complicated games ‘ enticing viewers to return and play again

*1 Access to a broadband Internet connection is required to access VIERA Connect features. Some services may have a separate fee structure to enjoy content.
*2 CinemaNow will be available on all VIERA Connect and EASY-IPTV equipped models
*3 Will support subscription service in the future.

Panasonic products are marketed in Canada by Panasonic Canada Inc. (PCI). PCI is an affiliate of Panasonic Corporation (PC) of Japan, one of the world’s largest producers of electronic and electric products for consumer, business, and industrial use. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can call Panasonic’s Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505 or access Panasonic’s home page at