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January 11th, 2013 10:49 AM

Yahoo! Connected TV and Partners Enhance TV Watching

At CES 2013 this week, Yahoo! Connected TV was showing off our work with content partners to enhance one of our biggest daily habits: watching TV. To make TV viewing more engaging, Yahoo! Broadcast Interactivity uses Soundprint™ technology to detect what a TV viewer is watching, and then delivers real-time Internet content to complement the TV show or advertisement.  During CES, we highlighted some of the entertainment and sports content available from our partners including videos, photos, sports stats, show trivia, voting, shopping, game show play, and more.

TV show fans will be delighted with Showtime® Shameless behind the scenes videos, Nat Geo Wild® Big Cat Week images, fun facts, and merchandise discounts, and engaging content for the popular Wheel of Fortune® game show.  Bravo® fans can participate in live polls and test their TV show knowledge with the trivia challenge.  On HSN®, home shoppers can purchase an item highlighted on the show and take advantage of specials of the day.

Beyond these cool entertainment experiences, some of the most popular TV apps are for sports fans. Showtime Sports® delivers in-depth fighter profiles, videos, and polls for Showtime CHAMPIONSHIP Boxing®. The Yahoo! Sports TV app provides the ultimate football game watching experience, including real-time football stats, scores, news, and videos right on your TV.

We’re also working with advertisers like Verizon Mobile® to bring you enhanced commercials so you can access special offers, coupons or download apps between shows.

It has been a great week at CES, and we appreciate the innovative entertainment and sports TV apps our partners have delivered on Yahoo! Connected TV. Check back here throughout 2013 as we continue to create and share new ways to entertain and inspire you.

June 28th, 2012 04:29 PM

Yahoo! Connected TV Developer Office Hours

Last Month we provided new tools for connecting your phone and tablet apps to Yahoo! Connected. These included the Yahoo! Connected TV App Development Kit version1.3, Device Communication and open source mobile libraries. In addition, D-Link® launched their D-Link Evoke TV™ set-top-box for developers.

To kick start your development efforts, we are providing “office hour” access to our Yahoo Connected TV Developer Team at the Yahoo Sunnyvale campus from 9am to 6pm. Have a question? Need some help getting started or just resolving a bug.  Come by and chat with us.

We will provide a lunch and learn session from 12 to 1 and take a deep dive into creating second screen experiences. Spaces is limited for the lunch and learn session.

For more info and to save your spot, RSVP now

Date: Tuesday, July 24th

Time: Open 9am to 6pm (Lunch session from 12 to 1)

We look forward to meeting and hanging out while we talk code, answer questions or anything else that comes to mind.

June 11th, 2012 12:07 PM

Y! Connected TV Developer Event – Slides and Video

On May 24th at the Yahoo! Connected TV Developer Event
we introduced developers to the Yahoo! Connected TV App Development Kit version v1.3. If you missed the event, no worries, you can check out the video and slides here.

Yahoo! Connected TV Developer event – Video

  • 0:00 – 7:21 – Welcome message: distribution and general info from Ron Jacoby – Vice President, Y! Connected TV
  • 7:22 – 19:41 – Product updates: Y! Connected TV Store, App Development Kit (ADK), Broadcast Interactivity, Device Communication, Y! Connected TV mobile app, Y! CTV Store from Scott Lincke, Sr. Director Products, Yahoo! Connected TV
  • 19:42 – 21:42 – Evoke TV Set-top-box with Y! Connected TV: Scott Lambden, Sr. Product Manager – Multimedia, D-Link:
  • 21:43 – 23:34 – Product wrap-up: Scott Lincke
  • 23:35 – 42:25 – Developer Updates and Device Communication tech details: Jim Cortez, Front End Engineer, Yahoo! Connected TV