I'm not sure if you've heard, but we (team Media Browser), have recently rebuilt our open source media center into a client-server architecture. We have transcoding, metadata management, user profiles, recommendation engines, etc. We have a publicly exposed api that we have used to attract developers for a whole range of platforms:
- iOS 7
- Windows Media Center
- Windows 7/8 (Htpc app)
- Windows Phone
- Windows RT
- Media Portal
So I'm here to see if I can drum up any support from potential developers who may have interest in building an Smart TV clients for our server.
Right now the server runs on windows but a linux port is in progress and will be available soon.
Check us out on github. The bottom of the page has a gallery of our clients.