Yahoo Expands Connected TV To Europe With SamsungBy: Mike Sachoff - November 2, 2010
Yahoo and Samsung have expanded the availability of Yahoo Connected TV to 26 countries in Europe, bringing the total to 39 countries globally.
Yahoo Connected TV on Samsung televisions allow people to access video content on YouTube, view headlines and videos on Sky News and Bild news, view photos from Flickr, find travel deals on Teletext Holidays, shop on eBay, play games from PlayJam, create a personal channel of music videos on Putpat, or connect with friends on Facebook and Twitter.
“Europe is at the forefront of interactive TV, and together with Samsung we are increasing the availability of Yahoo Connected TV,” said Rich Riley, senior vice president and managing director Yahoo EMEA.
“Yahoo connects consumers to the information and services they love regardless of the device. We’re delivering the right Internet-connected TV experience across Europe and opening up a new and robust channel to publishers and developers looking to bring their services into millions of living rooms.”
The extended partnership with Samsung is the latest step in the global distribution of Yahoo! Connected TV, which is currently in use in 135 countries. Yahoo and its partners will continue to bring the TV Widget experiences to more televisions and other consumer electronic devices in the near future.