New York (PRWEB) March 24, 2010
YES, a leading television provider with over 570,000 subscribers, has launched MyYes - a personalized television guide widget, now made available on desktops, Facebook and personalized homepages such as iGoogle.
Powered by WorkLight, the multi-channel widget is integrated with Israel-based YES Satellite Services' television programming systems and databases. Customers are able to predefine media content preferences by program, genre and keywords, track specific programs and recommend preferred television programs and movies to friends from a selection of over 130 video and HD channels.
"Our customers value a personalized viewing experience, and we wanted to carry that same experience to the television guide widget," said Dror Bahat, VP Marketing at YES Satellite Services. "Since our pre-launch release, both widget downloads and customer usage have far exceeded our expectations, in large part due to the unique multi-channel widget strategy made possible by WorkLight."
Developed in a single effort using the WorkLight Solution (http://www.worklight.com), the MyYes Television Guide Widget is made available to customers on Windows and Mac desktops, Adobe AIR, Facebook, iGoogle and is part of the YES website.
Currently, widget users are prompted to take advantage of YesMax Online, a Digital Video Record (DVR) feature recently launched by YES. A second phase of the implementation will enable customers to use the widget to select specific programs for recording on their home DVR device.
"We are excited to partner with YES Satellite Services to deliver an innovative widget as an attractive new service to its customers," said Shahar Kaminitz, CEO of WorkLight. "By addressing a wide range of web and desktop platforms with a convenient application, YES is able to engage its customers wherever they prefer to spend time online."
MyYes Television Guide Widget is an integral part of the satellite television company's campaign to engage customers via Web 2.0 and is promoted with television advertisements and online promotions.
YES Satellite Services was established in 1998 and began broadcasting in July 2000. The company has over 570,000 subscribers comprising more than 38 percent of multi-channel television market in its region. For more, visit http://www.yes.co.il.
WorkLight is the worldwide leader in enterprise-class widgets and applications for mobile, desktops and web. The WorkLight software-based solution provides the highest levels of security, scalability and integration. Using WorkLight, businesses efficiently create and syndicate lightweight applications to multiple channels such as the iPhone, Facebook and Windows to better reach and engage their customers, partners and employees. Headquartered in New York, WorkLight was recently named a "Cool Vendor in Web Technology" by Gartner. For more, visit http://www.worklight.com.