Widget Channel (Intel) - (Intel Widget Channel, Internet-equipped Widgets)  - 'Widget Channel'is (was) an Intel software framework originally developed in conjunction with Yahoo! to enable developers to build small software applications for Internet-connected TV. Google among others is also using Widget Channel technology..

The Widget Channel provides viewers with rich Internet applications called TV Widgets, which the viewer can take advantage of while watching an Internet-connected television.

If the Widget Channel technology isn't directly built into a TV then a set-top box (or equivalent device) must be used.