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July 25th, 2012 09:35 AM

Sony® And Yahoo! ® Connected TV Deliver Interactive Sports and Entertainment TV Apps on Sony BRAVIA TVs

Back in January, Sony and Yahoo! announced the exclusive availability of Yahoo! Broadcast Interactivity on Sony BRAVIA HDTVs. Yahoo! Broadcast Interactivity detects what a TV viewer is watching, and then delivers real-time Internet content to complement the TV show, sporting event or advertisement. While watching TV, viewers get one-click access to TV Apps with compelling interactive content including show trivia, voting, shopping, videos, photos, game show play, and more. Recently, we’ve introduced some exciting interactive sports and entertainment TV apps.  Check out Sony’s blog post to their consumers.

Currently, Sony BRAVIA HDTV viewers can access engaging content from the popular game show Wheel of Fortune®, interact with photos and videos while watching National Geographic Channel’s Locked Up Abroad and American Colony, access polls and trivia on SHOWTIME® Sports, get the ultimate game stats experience with Yahoo! Sports Baseball Game Info, purchase an item being highlighted on HSN®, and more.

National Geographic Channel’s Locked Up Abroad

A National Geographic Channel cult favorite takes viewers inside firsthand accounts of capture, imprisonment and pure terror far from home. Yahoo Broadcast Interactivity detects the show and enables viewers to interact with the latest information, photos and videos about each weeks episode, right on your TV screen.

National Geographic Channel’s American Colony: Meet the Hutterites

This show unveils the first TV glimpse into one of the oldest religious colonies in the country, struggling with the daily temptations of the modern world. Get real-time access to Internet photos, videos and information about the show and actors. Learn all about Claudia, Bertha and Wesley Hofer through photos and videos available right on your TV screen.

Beyond these cool entertainment experiences, some of the most sizzling interactive TV apps of summer might just be the ones targeted to sports fans.

SHOWTIME Sports® Delivers Fighter profiles, polls, trivia and more.

Viewers of SHOWTIME Sports® events, such as SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® and Strikeforce MMA, can interact with enhanced synchronized content such as fighter profiles, polls, trivia and more. The interactivity begins this Saturday, July 28, as SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® features Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., as he vies for a fourth World title against No. 1 ranked challenger Selcuk “Mini Tyson” Aydin.

Yahoo! Sports Delivers Fans Beyond Gold on Yahoo! Connected TV

Starting this week, viewers watching the Summer Games on Sony’s HDTVs with Yahoo! Connected TV, can access the Yahoo! Sports Beyond Gold TV App with just a simple click of the remote. Fans get access to real-time Olympics coverage including news, photos, medal count and Yahoo! Sports original videos the Yahoo! Olympic Moment, Memorable Moments, Elite Athletes, and Reasons to Cheer.

Yahoo! Sports Baseball Game Info TV App- the Ultimate Game Stats Experience

Baseball fans get an unrivaled interactive game stats experience with the Yahoo! Sports Baseball Game Info TV App.  Utilizing Yahoo! Broadcast interactivity, Baseball Game Info detects the game you are watching and provides real-time pitcher and batter situational statistics including the last 10 plays, all scoring plays, pre-game notes and post game line score.   Take the batter or pitcher view of each game situation depending on which team you are hoping will win!

Yahoo! Connected TV has delivered some innovative interactive sports and entertainment TV Apps to owners of connected Sony 2012 BRAVIA HDTVs.

Tune in to the Summer Games, Wheel of Fortune, National Geographic Channel, SHOWTIME Sports, or Professional Baseball and enjoy interactive TV at its best!

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