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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.

The Academy is recognizing Yahoo! Connected TV for its leadership in establishing and growing the broader Internet-connected TV marketplace. The announcement of Yahoo! Connected TV at CES in 2009 was the starting point for modern Internet connectivity in the living room, ushering in an explosion of consumer personalization and choice and enhancing the TV viewing experience.

The Yahoo Connected TV team continues to innovate in 2011 with Broadcast Interactivity, Device Communication and the TV App Store. Broadcast Interactivity delivers Internet Content based on the TV show or Advertisement you are watching. Device Communication adds interactivity with smart phones and tablets by supporting gestures for navigation and video playback to the TV. The Yahoo Connected TV Store has more than 180 easy-to-use TV apps, running the gamut from video on demand, including more than 75,000 movies and TV shows on-demand, to news, finance, sports, games, social networking, music, photo sharing, shopping, and more.

Today Yahoo! Connected TV is the leading platform in terms of smart TV adoption, with more than 8 million devices with the Yahoo! Connected TV platform in homes across 135 countries. Yahoo! Connected TV It is available across leading TV brands worldwide including Samsung, Sony, VIZIO, Toshiba, and HiSense. For more info on Yahoo Connected TV go to connectedtv.yahoo.com.

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