T5 to offer PC gaming on TVs – via set-top boxes

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Certain operators offer basic gaming on TVs, but T5 aims to take this a step further – offering PC games via set-top boxes using a ‘virtual console’.

Virtual means no software or installation, with PC games offered like video-on-demand by operators from central servers, transmitting MPEG compressed video channels to users’ boxes. All you have to do is change channel.

According to T5, there’s a lot of interest in the gaming idea from both media providers and gaming firms – so expect them on your TV very soon.

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