Accedo Broadband launches Funspot® TV Widget for Internet-connected televisions powered by the Yahoo! Widget Engine
CES, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2009 – Accedo Broadband today announced the availability of its Funspot® Casual Gaming TV widget on the Yahoo! Widget Engine, enabling the discovery and enjoyment of the Cinematic Internet”. Starting today, consumers with Internet-connected televisions featuring the Yahoo! Widget Engine will be able to access Funspot®.
“By creating this revolutionary new Internet experience and combining our technology with the global distribution of major consumer electronics and content partners, we enable consumers to access the relevant information and content to enhance their television watching experience,” said Patrick Barry, vice president, Connected TV, Yahoo!. “Yahoo! has combined key attributes of the Internet, including openness, community, and personalization, with the power of television.”
The Funspot® TV Widget contains a selection of popular casual games in a number of categories such as arcade, puzzles, board, strategy, card and quizzes. All the Funspot® games are created for the best possible user experience on a TV with a remote control and a ten foot user interface.
“Funspot® contains the best of interactive casual games for the TV. We are thrilled to bring the Funspot® range of games to this new exciting technology,” said Michael Lantz, CEO of Accedo Broadband. “We will continue to expand and develop the service offering for the Yahoo! Widget Engine based on the customer feedback for the initial Funspot® service.”
ABOUT ACCEDO BROADBAND
Accedo Broadband is a leading provider of interactive content and applications for IPTV and Connected TV. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV content games and applications. The Funspot® range of casual IPTV games contains more than 100 attractive games in several categories. In addition to games Accedo supplies a range of services including video art, comics, karaoke, lifestyle, niche sports, weather, user-generated content and communication services.
Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson primarily backed by Swedish VC Industrifonden. Accedo Broadband is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, San Francisco and Hong Kong.
Read more about Accedo on www.accedo.tv.