Yahoo is partnering with Samsung to bring latest news and weather information to the users’ TV screen. Beginning in select markets around the globe, the “NewsON” panel delivers the latest local news articles, videos and weather to Samsung Smart TV users with the click of a remote.
With this whenever the instant information about current events is needed, one can click over to “NewsON” for a snapshot of the latest headlines. Once a story gets one’s interest, click through to see the summary, full article, or streaming news video or check the weather with weekly forecasts combined with location and weather based photos from Flickr.
The “NewsON” panel is available on Samsung Smart TVs in select countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. It’s the first product from a new, multi-year partnership to bring more Yahoo content and services to Samsung Smart TVs worldwide. Stay tuned!
Yahoo “NewsON” panel: The “NewsON” panel is a new feature on Samsung Smart TVs that delivers local Yahoo news articles, videos and weather forecasts right on your television screen with the click of a remote.
In 2009, Samsung became one of the initial partners to integrate the Yahoo Widget Engine (now called Yahoo Connected TV) into its TV line.
Since launching the Yahoo Connected TV platform in 2009, Yahoo has been working with the top TV brands, and those partnerships have expanded and evolved over the years.
Last year, in November 2012, Yahoo and Samsung announced an expanded, multi-year partnership to integrate Yahoo's Broadcast Interactivity platform into Samsung 2012 Smart TVs.