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Yahoo! and the Vestel Group, announced last week that consumers across Europe will soon be able
to easily access thousands of content sources, like movies, TV shows, social
networks, videos, and other kinds of Internet content through Yahoo!
Vestel Group is the largest TV manufacturer in Europe, Vestel and partner OEM brands will ship Yahoo! Connected TV to consumers in more than 40 countries across Europe starting in Q1 2011.
Turan Erdogan, board member and president of sales, marketing and R&D, Vestel Group, said:
“As a leader in the consumer electronics space, Vestel is committed to delivering the highest quality entertainment experiences across devices to our consumers.
Yahoo! has a proven track record of enabling a powerful developer community and delivering the best Internet TV experiences to millions of users around the world.
Through this partnership, we provide customers with a high-quality, easy to use, well-known platform for delivering Internet apps directly to our connected products.”
Rich Riley, senior vice president and managing director, Yahoo! EMEA, said:
“Yahoo! is transforming the television experience for millions of consumers around the world.
Vestel’s innovative consumer electronics products combined with Yahoo!’s industry-leading Connected TV platform allow consumers to experience the Internet and television together in ways they never have before.
This is the future of television.”
This is the opportunity for Yahoo! to penetrate European markets and further diffuse their Yahoo! Connected TV concept.
About Vestel Group
The Vestel Group is composed of 25 companies operating in manufacturing, technology development, marketing, and distribution fields in the consumer electronics, digital technologies, and household appliances, with € 3.7 billion turnover. Vestel is the largest TV manufacturer in Europe accounting for 16% of the LCD TV, as well as 25% of the digital set-top boxes markets in Europe.