Ubuntu TV unveiled at CES 2012

Canonical team demonstrated Ubuntu TV for the first time, as the company moves to broaden the reach of its open-source OS beyond the PC.

The company is showing off the first Ubuntu TV at CES 2012  in Las Vegas, and Canonical expects the first Ubuntu-powered television to be on the shelves by the end of this year.

user interface of ubuntu TV  looks quite similar  like unity user interface, an ubuntu with customize unity lense 

 It’s a simple viewing experience for online video, both your own and routed over the internet,” Jane Silber, Canonical’s CEO told . Movie streaming services will be supported as well as live television broadcasts.

Silber told Canonical was in discussions with a number of television manufacturers, but couldn’t confirm any signed deals. It will face stiff competition from Google – which only last week added LG to its roster of Google TV manufacturers – and Apple, which is widely tipped to be working on an internet television after making little impact with successive generations of its Apple TV hardware.