Here at Yahoo! TV, dissecting the latest shows consumes much of our day. It’s our passion, and we know we're not alone. Last night's episode of "Grey's Anatomy" or "Heroes" is the stuff of many a water cooler chat among coworkers across the country. After all, you just know Meredith is making the wrong choice, right?! And you can’t resist the urge to share!
That’s why the all-new Yahoo! TV, unveiled tonight, places a much bigger emphasis on community and letting you have your say about what's worth getting addicted to. Bring on the social media!
There's something so powerful about unleashing your inner Ebert and posting ratings and reviews for all to read. Yahoo! Local, Yahoo! Music, Yahoo! Movies, and similar products have all had tremendous success engaging their respective communities so thousands of people can weigh in on this movie or that song.
In the new Yahoo! TV, you'll get a chance to rate any show or individual episode (new or in re-run) as well as write your own review. We've also teamed with Television Without Pity to integrate their fan forums for popular shows, so you can debate to your heart’s content which season of "Desperate Housewives” had the best hairstyles.
In addition to our new community focus, we offer personalization through My TV, which lets you customize your local listings and access them through a handy mini-grid on every page. You can also easily find out when to tune in to a specific show or episode by hitting “When Is It On?.” We've added recommendations to help you discover shows you might have missed and made new content much easier to find, including photo galleries and video clips for your favorite shows, episode previews and snarky recaps, celebrity news and gossip, plus an all new actor database. All so you can make the most of your time in front of the boob tube.
Yahoo! TV has come a long way — but this is really just the beginning. Go have a look around and get your opinions on. We’re counting on you!
Sal Taylor Kydd
Director of Product Management, Yahoo! TV