KIRKLAND, Wash. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- 1CAST, the revolutionary video news network that delivers up-to-the-minute news video from leading programmers and broadcasters across the web, select smart devices and interactive TV systems today announced that its immensely popular personalized video service is available on select Internet-enabled televisions through Yahoo!'s TV Widget Engine platform. 1CAST's new Video News Widget will be showcased in Yahoo!'s CES Meeting Rooms January 7-10 in the LVCC North Hall (upper level) CES Meeting Place #N238.
With the launch of the new 1CAST Video News TV Widget, 1CAST expands its cross-platform reach and enables viewers to quickly access the day's top news from across the world wherever and whenever they are. Now live on the Yahoo! TV Widget platform, available on select Internet-enabled flat panel HDTVs and other Internet-connected consumer electronics devices, users can access near real time, on-demand news programming by selecting categories such as Headlines, Suggested, US News, Entertainment, Sports, Politics and others using their remote control.
"Yahoo! is a trusted partner for publishers who want to leverage Yahoo!'s global distribution channels and advancements in building a worldwide developer ecosystem for publishing and distributing new and innovative TV Widgets," said Arlo Rose, senior director of product management and design, Yahoo! Connected TV. "1CAST's Video News Widget is an exciting addition to our Widget Gallery, and brings users a wealth of high quality, professional and engaging video news content from international, national and local news programmers packaged in a highly intuitive, interactive video news application that can be launched with a simple click of the remote."
"Our viewers continue to seek access to news and information on their terms, and in a manner that is both intuitive and highly engaging," said Anthony Bontrager, president, Onecast, Inc. "Our mission of providing a uniquely personalized viewing experience for consumers, enabling them to get multiple perspectives on any given topic, feeds today's always-on culture which expects news to find the viewer rather than the other way around." Bontrager continues, "We continue to put forward that the concept of video or channel surfing is a thing of the past, and we are very pleased to be able to offer a compact version of this capability in the form of our Video News TV Widget. Our service powered by the Yahoo! Widget Engine brings consumers the ability to experience the convenience and interactivity of the Internet and the simplicity of television."
1CAST's Video News Network delivers news and other content from leading programmers and broadcasters, including CNBC, Bloomberg Television, Fox Business Network, Agence-France Presse, CBC, Dow Jones Interactive Network, NYMag.com and others.
Onecast, Inc. ("1CAST") is the world's first cross-platform broadcast news and information service to put users in control of what, when and how they consume video news content. 1CAST's unique video search and newscast platform delivers near real-time video clips of the latest headlines in business, politics, sports, technology and entertainment. Viewers can also create personalized newscasts around the topics and people they are most interested in and access these personal channels across any broadband enabled or wireless device. News networks worldwide use 1CAST to reach new audiences, ensure their current audience can engage with their content in a uniquely relevant manner and to further monetize their daily news programming. Advertisers partner with 1CAST because the company is a trusted source of professional, high-quality news programming that can be delivered in a highly targeted manner across multiple platforms. 1CAST is backed by Eagle River Holdings, LLC. For more information, visit http://www.1cast.com.
About Yahoo! TV Widgets
Yahoo! TV Widgets enhance the traditional TV viewing experience by enabling popular Internet services and online media to reach viewers with personally relevant applications and content. TV Widgets enable popular Internet services and online media to reach viewers through applications specifically tailored to the needs of the television watcher. Consumers can engage in a variety of experiences, including catching the latest news and sports highlights, online shopping, playing games, or interacting with social networks, all while watching TV. Yahoo! is enabling an ecosystem of developers, publishers, device manufacturers and advertisers that will benefit consumers by bringing the best of the Web to television. For more information on the latest on TV Widgets, go to http://connectedtv.yahoo.com.
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