Sony is the first manufacturer to launch a Google TV product outside the United States, with a £200 internet player that will work with any high-definition television. It comes over two years after the first announcement from Google and Sony, followed by an initial launch that fell far short of expectations. First seen at CES in January, this second generation product will be generally available in the United Kingdom in time for the Olympics, which is more than can be said for YouView. The Smart TV Alliance has meanwhile launched with just two members and the ambitious objective of bringing some consistency to the connected television environment. Everyone seems to embrace web standards but seems to have their own ideas of how that should work. So will smart television end up being the web on television or will it be something more? What’s your view?