Yahoo Connected TV might soon get a serious bump in respectability in the eyes of sports fans and families with kids. A potential deal with Disney could bring content from ESPN and Disney (along with ABC) to the platform, according to a new report.
Yahoo just announced a new partnership with Toshiba to feature Yahoo TV Widgets on several models of Toshiba’s latest 6”-55” HDTVs, including the WX800 Cinema Series 3D LED. "With the addition of Toshiba, Yahoo! now has partnerships with some of the biggest OEMs in the world, including Samsung, Sony, LG, Vizio, Hisense and most recently, Vestel," representative for Yahoo tells WebProNews.
After wisely letting the air clear following the big Apple TV announcement (and all the comparisons to Google TV), Yahoo’s stepped forward to remind everyone that it also intends to compete in the connected TV space. Yahoo announced a partnership with a major TV manufacturer this morning.
Vestel, the TV manufacturer in question, is Europe’s largest. It claims to produce 16 percent of LCD TVs made on the continent, and 25 percent of digital set-top boxes, too.
A few days ago Google unleashed Google TV upon the world, and got a lot of people talking. Not everyone has been impressed initially, as Google is certainly not the first company to blend television and the web. However, having been present during the keynote presentation in which Google TV was introduced, I can tell you, there was a lot of excitement in the room (despite Google’s connectivity problems during the demonstration).