Game on: Yahoo! and Intel Team Up to Bring Fantasy Sports to the TV
Yahoo! Sports for TV Creates Amazing, Interactive Fantasy Sports Experience on Entertainment PC’s with Intel® Viiv™ Technology
Sunnyvale, Calif. and Santa Clara, Calif. – Sept. 13, 2006 – Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), a leading global Internet company, and Intel Corporation today announced the kick off of Yahoo! Sports for TV, a new service that brings the excitement and camaraderie of fantasy football to TVs connected to Intel® Viiv™ technology-based PCs this football season. Consumers with entertainment PCs based on Intel Viiv technology can now get real-time updates on their fantasy football team while watching live games – all on a single TV screen.
“Together, Yahoo! and Intel have created the ultimate experience for fantasy football fans this season,” said Marco Boerries, senior vice president, connected life, Yahoo!. “We are creating truly innovative ways for fans to use the popular, interactive features of Yahoo! Sports on their TV though Intel Viiv technology, which delivers the best consumer PC experience for in-home entertainment.”
Using the remote control, consumers can get real-time updates on their fantasy football scores without missing a minute of the live game (or without missing the action) on their television screen. Key features of the new service include:
* League Scores—Keep on top of games across the league and track real-time scores and player stats.
* My Teams—Personalize the service to closely follow favorite teams.
* Fantasy Football—Access real-time fantasy scores and league standings updates.
* Scoreboard View—Get a bird’s-eye view of what’s happening across the league and fantasy football scores.
“Yahoo! and Intel have created a new entertainment experience that will take fantasy football to the next level,” said Kevin Corbett, vice president of Intel’s Digital Home Group and general manager of the company’s Content Services Group. “The combination of Yahoo! Sports on TV with Viiv technology will give avid football fans the competitive edge they need to keep on top of their game as well as their opponents. Intel looks forward to working with Yahoo! to create cool, new experiences for sports fans.”
Intel Viiv technology helps connect the PC to the TV, and enables consumers to simplify, share and control their sports, games, music and movies with the energy-efficient performance delivered by the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor. The technology is widely supported by a number of PC and consumer electronics manufacturers, as well as content and service providers such as Yahoo!.
Yahoo! Sports for TV is available to sports fans through an easy-to-install, lightweight, downloadable application that is currently only available for PCs equipped with Intel Viiv technology and works with any Media Center Edition compatible remote control. To learn more about the service, consumers can go to: http://sports.yahoo.com/digitalhome.
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