Yahoo! Japan Launches TV Version Site

“Terebi-ban (TV version) Yahoo! Japan” is a new variation of Yahoo! Japan for home TV browsers.
Left side-bar menu has only 7 items, news, weather, sports, astrology, TV programme, cooking recipe and Chiebukuro (Yahoo! Answers Japanese version). The content is only 8 news headlines, 1 news with photo and 2 hot keywords. It is so simple if you compare it with the original Yahoo! Japan top page.
Most of top-listed categories and news are, however, do not provide TV version at this point. Besides top page, I could confirm search top,
and search results page,
are customized pages for this TV version.
According to their release note, this TV version is designed for big screen with fewer button remote control, and the filtering for children is set on by default for home use.
Many of big Japanese TV vendors, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi, give comments on the Yahoo! Japan’s release and says that they have been working on standardization of TV oriented HTML set, and this TV version of Yahoo! Japan is well supported of those television set.
[note] TV version of Yahoo! Japan is not available for PC browser unless you change your user agent appropriately. I did not confirm if you can see it from outside of Japan.

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