Intel, Yahoo! Announce Strategic Agreement to Deliver Content to Intel® Viiv
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2006 – Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), a leading global Internet company, and Intel Corporation today announced a joint effort to deliver compelling digital entertainment services to consumers on media devices with Intel(R) Viiv™ technology. Yahoo! will create customized Intel Viiv technology verified services, including music, photos and personalized video content, for consumers to enjoy on their televisions, personal computers, laptops and handheld screens, both in the home and on the go.
In the coming months, Yahoo! plan to launch a customized version of Yahoo! Go TV, as well as Yahoo! Photos, Yahoo! Music and My Yahoo! Channel as Intel Viiv technology-verified applications. These new versions of Yahoo!'s leading services will be designed to be viewed on Intel Viiv technology-based PCs and other verified devices. In addition, the companies are cooperating to develop new technologies to make it easier for users to discover, access and enjoy content and services in the emerging digital home.
"By optimizing Yahoo!'s leading Internet services for Intel's Viiv technology, we are expanding the range of digital entertainment available to consumers on all of their connected media devices," said Marco Boerries, senior vice president, Connected Life, Yahoo!. "We are focused on giving our millions of loyal users the opportunity to connect to their Yahoo! services whenever and wherever they are, and by working with Intel we can continue to make our vision a reality."
"Yahoo! serves millions of people from around the world every day, and our joint effort will make it easier to enjoy hundreds of hours of exciting Yahoo! digital entertainment from the Internet on an Intel Viiv technology-based PC and a broad choice of viewing screens both at home and on-the-go," said Kevin Corbett, vice president, Digital Home Group and general manager, Content & Services Group, Intel.
The companies expect to launch the Intel Viiv technology verified Yahoo! services in the coming months.
The Yahoo! Intel Viiv technology verified applications will allow consumers to access and enjoy their personalized Yahoo! services in the "10 foot" television screen environment. The Yahoo! Go TV application will make the television viewing experience more fun, useful and easy for consumers to navigate by combining it with the power and depth of the Internet. Consumers will be able to use the Yahoo! Photos application to access and watch slideshows of their saved photo albums, as well as access their friends' albums. In addition, the My Yahoo! Channel application will allow consumers to create their own channel of personalized content with video clips from more than 25 different television shows.