Nico Nico Douga is a popular video sharing service in Japan. Their traffic is second to YouTube, boasts over 18 million registered users, and known by its flowing comments over the movie.
Nico Nico Jikkyo(Jikkyo=live), which we covered a year ago, is a derived service which itself if just a transparent application displays user-generated comments, expected to be superimposed over terrestrial TV on PC. By that, they could circumvent a touchy copyright issue on reusing TV programs, but let thousands users watch and comments synchronously.
This new hardware, Digital Telopper by Entis [J], is developed for Nico Nico Jikkyo user, to enable to watch comments on your home TV without PC. The gadget gets comments information via the internet and compose it with video input signal for digital TV.
Nico Nico Douga cooperates and sells the gadget with discount. The introduction video is on Nico Nico Douga itself.
Entis says that they are planning to provide software development kit to enable to support not only Nico Nico Jikkyo but also any RSS feeds, 2-channel bbs and Twitter comments.
Entis release [J]