SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yidio, the leading independent online television guide, today launched the first multi-channel personalized newsfeed for television and movies that "brings TV to you." The public beta launch of Yidio Alerts services for Facebook, email and Twitter demonstrates the scalability and flexibility of the core Yidio API and program guide to aggregate normalize and broadcast complex entertainment information. With innovation in entertainment programming exploding, a dizzying array of new devices coming available every day, and an ever-growing appetite for TV, consumer choices for viewing are complicated. Yidio Alerts makes it easy to find watch and share TV and movies.
TV fans can now sign up to get push notifications for new episode broadcast airings, new online streaming episode availability, and new articles published on their favorite TV shows & movies. The alerts can be delivered by email, Facebook, Twitter, or viewed on the Yidio website.
How Yidio Alerts Works:
Import Your Favorites: Users can import any TV show or movie favorite from their Facebook profile, enter favorite shows at signup or add shows to notifications and favorites whenever they use Yidio.
Choose Your News: Alerts include new episode airing day, time and network; new episodes available online to stream with links; and original news stories.
Pick Your Channel: Users can select their preferred communication method, via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
"Just because TV is everywhere doesn't mean you should have to look all over to find it," said Brandon Eatros, CEO of Yidio, "Yidio Alerts bring all your TV to you, leveraging the pre-eminent social channels to deliver a personalized, prioritized, TV guide."
Yidio (short for Your Internet Video) makes it easy to find, watch and share more than 300,000 episodes of 7,000 TV shows and 30,000 movies on your laptop, TV, tablet or your mobile phone. Founded in 2008, Yidio is a profitable angel-backed startup in San Francisco. With more than 10 million users and the most extensive episode information API on movies and television, Yidio.com is the largest provider of new users to internet TV and movie content providers like Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, and Netflix. www.yidio.com.