Sweet, Sweet Flash Coming to Your HDTV, via Intel

When it was announced, it wasn't clear why anyone would really want the Intel Media Processor TV system. Now we know: Flash support. In other words, Hulu, NBC, YouTube and Megaporn, on your TV.

Adobe and Intel aren't being coy about their intentions, saying that their partnership—set to bear fruit by the middle of the year—will bring a “richer and more seamless web-based and video viewing experience” to users of CE 3100-based HDTVs, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players.

Judging by this morning's news alone, 2009 (starting with CES, no doubt) is shaping up to be the year that all our TVs jumped on to the internet, for better or for worse. [Register]