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Archive for October, 2011

October 19th, 2011 01:48 PM

And the Emmy Goes To… The Yahoo! Connected TV team!

Yahoo! Connected TV team recognized for engineering excellence.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, yes The Academy, is honoring the Yahoo! Connected TV team with the 2011 Primetime Emmy Engineering Plaque for engineering excellence. While this award event won’t be televised, we’re darn proud of our team just the same. The competition for engineering awards in the TV ecosystem is fierce as it runs the gamut from video editing to the architecture of connected devices.
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October 18th, 2011 10:58 AM

Meet the Yahoo! Connected TV Team – Q4 2011 Events

Yahoo! Connected TV’s Senior Director of Marketing Russ Schafer recently presented at the TV Next event in San Jose. The presentation focused on Yahoo! Connected TVs plans for multi-screen ( TV, PC, Phone, Tablet) content delivery and monetization. You can check out our slides from the session “It’s a TV. It’s a Computer. No It’s a.. Connected TV”.

We thought it was a good time to share our events for 2011. If you are attending one of these events come say hi!

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ConnectedTV to keep up with the latest. We will live tweet from some events.

October 11th, 2011 08:00 AM

Get Local with the YPTV® app on your Yahoo! Connected TV!


Ordering a pizza for the game? Want to make an appointment at the salon? Looking for deals near you? With just a few clicks, you can do it all from the comfort of your couch! The AT&T Interactive YPTV® app is your easy-to-use local guide for information and discounts.

The first and only local search application available on Yahoo! Connected TV allows you to search millions of business listings, access and read reviews, and even call directly from your TV! If you’re on the go, you can send YPTV® business information straight to your email or mobile phone via SMS for easy access. You can also browse maps to see where the places you’re searching for are located. Looking to save money? No problem, with the YPTV® app you can view local deals to get the best prices nearby! Best of all, you can do all of this without having to miss a minute of your favorite TV show.

Easily install the YPTV® app on your Yahoo! Connected TV. Simply go to the Yahoo! Gallery, look under featured apps or search for ‘YPTV’; click and download to start searching, finding and saving locally! The YPTV® app is available on any Yahoo! Connected TV from Samsung and Sony with others TV manufacturers coming soon.

Not sure if you have a Yahoo! Connected TV? Check out the available models on our webpage: connectedtv.yahoo.com/consumers/