Play Ball!: Yahoo! Brings Baseball to Yahoo! Sports for TV
Yahoo! Sports for TV Delivers a New, Innovative Way for Consumersto Enjoy America’s Favorite Pastime on Windows Vista
SUNNYVALE, CA (rushprnews)April 26, 2007 — Break out the peanuts and caramel-coated popcorn, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) today announced it is taking consumers out to the ballgame with a new version of the popular Yahoo! Sports for TV service. This new version brings the excitement of fantasy baseball to Windows Media Center this season on Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate.
Consumers with Media Center PCs or Media Center Extenders such as the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system can now get real-time updates on their fantasy baseball team while watching live games – all on their TV screen.
“We are excited to take fantasy baseball to the next level this season and bring the ultimate game day experience to passionate baseball fans through Yahoo! Sports for TV,” said Patrick Barry, vice president, Yahoo! Digital Home. “By extending users’ Web experiences beyond the PC to the largest screen in the house, with products like Yahoo! Sports for TV, Yahoo! is leading the way in the development of innovative and exciting applications that exceed users’ expectations.”
Using the remote control, consumers can get real-time updates on their fantasy baseball scores without missing a minute of the live game on their television screen. Key features of the new version include:
— Fantasy Baseball – Follow fantasy leagues and get live updates(2)
— Real Time Game Data – Get all the important information such as player stats, inning information, who’s at bat and more(3)
— Scoreboard – Get a birds eye view of all of the action across the league
“Yahoo! Sports for TV delivers innovative custom tools, such as live updates and Scoreboard, allowing fans to track fantasy teams while enjoying MLB action,” said James Pitaro, general manager, Yahoo! Sports. “Adding Yahoo! Sports for TV to our very popular Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball ’07 will bolster our fans’ experience and create an enhanced level of competition.”
The Yahoo! Sports for TV application is currently available to baseball fans with Windows Media Center which is included in the Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista. It will be featured in the Online Media area of Windows Media Center. To learn more about the service, consumers can go to: http://digitalhome.yahoo.com/sports/.
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(1) Yahoo! Sports for TV is also available for PCs that run Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition.
(2) Live fantasy updates are only available to Baseball PLUS ’07 or StatTrackerTM subscribers.
(3) Real Time Game Data is only available to Baseball PLUS ’07 subscribers.
SOURCE: Yahoo! Inc.
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