Yahoo! today announced the expanded availability of the Yahoo!(R) Widget Engine on Sony's Internet-connected BRAVIA LCD TVs, providing consumers easy on-demand access to thousands of content sources, movies, TV shows, and Internet content. Consumers can check the latest videos on Showtime and the latest sports scores on USA Today, shop on eBay, play games, or catch up with their friends on Twitter and Facebook, all while watching TV. BRAVIA Internet Widgets powered by Yahoo! are now available in more than 100 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

“Our expanded partnership with Sony increases the number of countries where Yahoo! TV Widgets are available by nearly seven-fold, enabling us to connect millions of additional consumers to compelling Internet content and services right on their TV,” said Jeff Kinder, senior vice president, Media Products and Solutions, Yahoo! Inc. “Yahoo! is delivering the right content on the right platforms — across mobile, PC, TV, and tablets — ensuring the best experiences for our users, publishers, and developers.”

The increased distribution of the Yahoo! Widget Engine provides developers and content creators with unmatched scale and the ability to reach millions of engaged consumers around the globe. With new Web-based development interfaces, publishers can easily create TV Widgets with the Yahoo! TV Widget Development Kit (WDK).

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