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Yahoo7
Yahoo7
(originally Yahoo!7 until late-2014) is a 50-50 partnership between global internet company, Yahoo!
Yahoo!
and Australian entertainment and television broadcasting company, Seven West Media. Yahoo7
Yahoo7
is a web portal, providing email, online news and lifestyle content, as well as weather, travel and retail comparison services.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Origins 1.2 Yahoo7

2 Board of directors 3 Products and services

3.1 Online content 3.2 PLUS7 3.3 Web

4 Logo 5 Notes and references 6 External links

History[edit] Origins[edit] Yahoo!'s services originally came to Australia in 1997 with Yahoo! Australia launching on 1 September that year.[1] Seven Media Group founded i7 in September 2000 as their online service.[2] In October 2001, Seven partnered with internet service provider AOL
AOL
and established a joint venture called AOL7 in an attempt to boost the i7 platform. However, the partnership was unsuccessful with AOL
AOL
reporting its biggest quarterly loss in U.S. history in April 2002,[3] and Seven and AOL
AOL
later selling the venture to Primus Telecommunications in February 2004.[4] i7 was replaced by Seven's new website, Seven.com.au, soon afterwards. Yahoo7[edit] Yahoo7
Yahoo7
was founded in January 2006 as a cross-media entity which would expand the content distribution networks of both internet-centric Yahoo
Yahoo
and broadcast corporation Seven Media Group (now Seven West Media). Yahoo7's logo incorporates Yahoo!
Yahoo!
branding with Seven West Media's red "7". Yahoo7
Yahoo7
replaced Yahoo!'s Australian and New Zealand websites which had been in operation since September 1997,[1] taking on the majority of Seven's online operations in the process. Ryan Stokes, current chairman of Seven's Pacific Magazines
Pacific Magazines
division, said in a media release that the Yahoo7
Yahoo7
entity would provide a "leading platform to engage the online audiences with the best global products and locally relevant media content for their connected lives".[5] In December 2006, Yahoo7
Yahoo7
expanded its presence in New Zealand
New Zealand
by partnering with Telecom New Zealand
New Zealand
to establish Yahoo!Xtra. The venture was rebranded as Yahoo!
Yahoo!
New Zealand
New Zealand
in April 2011 after Telecom sold its 49% share back to Yahoo7. In recent years, Yahoo7
Yahoo7
has made a series of high-profile online acquisitions to supplement its core search and marketing businesses. The company purchased Australian sports tipping site OzTips in mid-2010[6] and acquired Australian group buying site Spreets for $40m in early 2011.[7] Spreets saw its membership increase by 140 per cent to 1.18m since the acquisition.[8] Board of directors[edit] The current board of directors include: Rose Tsou - Yahoo, SVP North Asia (Chairperson); Aman Kothari - SVP, Global Controller & Chief Accounting Officer; Rohan Lund - Seven West Media
Seven West Media
COO; John Matheny – SVP of Engineering; Kurt Burnette – Seven West Media
Seven West Media
CRO and Tim Worner – Seven West Media
Seven West Media
CEO. Products and services[edit] Online content[edit] Yahoo7
Yahoo7
derives its content from a number of sources including Seven West Media’s flagship media properties Seven Network
Seven Network
and Pacific Magazines, and a variety of news and online media sites, as well as third-party content from Sony. The company runs a number of online sections which collate and augment content from these media outlets, including TV content supplementing Seven’s programming and a Lifestyle portal that draws on content from Yahoo7, Pacific Magazines and Seven among others. Yahoo7
Yahoo7
also publishes an increasing volume of online-only content to supplement Seven West Media’s print and broadcast channels, particularly lifestyle journalism and rich media published through the Yahoo7
Yahoo7
Lifestyle section. PLUS7[edit] In January 2010, Yahoo7
Yahoo7
launched PLUS7, an online catch-up portal for viewers to stream select TV shows with locked commercials and Seven News updates for a limited period of time after airing.[9] The free service allows users to watch a range of video content on demand, full length episodes from Channel Seven, 7mate and other content partners. The service has been compared to the ABC’s iView which performs a similar function. The PLUS7 was released for Android and iOS in 2013. PLUS7 is now available on desktop, mobile and tablet devices as well as other platforms including Fetch TV, Xbox, PlayStation and Telstra TBox.[10] Web[edit] Yahoo7
Yahoo7
also hosts a localised version of its Yahoo!
Yahoo!
communication and search as well as other vertical search services such as Yahoo7 Answers. Logo[edit]

Logo used from 2006–2014

From its creation in 2006 until late-2014, Yahoo7
Yahoo7
used a logo identical to the common red logo of the time, with the addition of the Seven Network
Seven Network
logo and an identical red colouring. This logo was replaced with the updated Yahoo!
Yahoo!
logo introduced to the United States in 2013, but included the Seven Network
Seven Network
logo. Notes and references[edit]

^ a b c "Press Release: Now Australia And New Zealand
New Zealand
Can Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Too". Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Inc. 1 September 1997. Archived from the original on 12 January 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2016. CS1 maint: Unfit url (link) ^ "Seven unveils Internet portal". Illawarra Mercury. 12 September 2000. Retrieved 8 May 2016.  ^ "Seven partner AOL
AOL
blames Net for huge loss". Sydney Morning Herald. 26 April 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2016.  ^ "Seven out of Internet business". Illawarra Mercury. 12 February 2004. Retrieved 8 May 2016.  ^ "Media Release: Yahoo!7 redefines Australian media landscape" (PDF). Yahoo7
Yahoo7
Press Room. Retrieved 18 January 2012.  ^ "Yahoo!7 acquires OzTips.com". mUmbrella.  ^ Chirgwin, Richard (20 January 2011). " Yahoo7
Yahoo7
buys Spreets, bubble inflates". The Register. Retrieved 7 June 2007.  ^ "Seven West Media: Annual Report" (PDF). July 2011. p. 19. Retrieved 19 January 2012.  ^ "Seven launches online catch up:Plus7;". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 March 2015.  ^ "Plus7 adds Kid's channel;". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Yahoo7 Pacific Magazines PLUS7

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