Yahoo and Samsung have extended the partnership to deliver Yahoo Connected TV in 26 new countries across Europe, bringing Yahoo Connected TV on Samsung TVs to 39 countries worldwide. Together with Samsung’s own Internet TV service, Samsung’s 2010 European Internet-connected TVs will also feature a new full-screen Yahoo user interface.
“Europe is at the forefront of interactive TV, and together with Samsung we are increasing the availability of Yahoo Connected TV and delivering an unparalleled, personally relevant connected TV experience for consumers,” said Rich Riley, senior vice president and managing director Yahoo EMEA. “Yahoo connects consumers to the information and services they love regardless of the device. We’re delivering the right Internet-connected TV experience across Europe and opening up a new and robust channel to publishers and developers looking to bring their services into millions of living rooms.”
The extended partnership with Samsung is the latest step in the global distribution of Yahoo Connected TV, which is currently in use in 135 countries. Through an extensive list of silicon partnerships, Yahoo! Connected TV is now available on all major consumer electronic device chip architectures worldwide.