As a product manager on the My Yahoo! team, part of my job is to figure out what users want. Right now, that’s pretty easy: you want your TV Listings to work! So I wanted to give you an update about what we’re doing with the TV Listings.
I’ll start with a bit of good news: we’ve restored TV Listings on the original My Yahoo!. If you haven’t done so already, you can switch back and check out your good ol’ TV Listings.
A couple of things to note:
- If you are an AT&T My Yahoo! user, it may be another 24 hours or so before the fix gets to your page.
- Clicking “Edit” in the TV Listings module will take you to a page that allows you to choose your favorite channels for the new My Yahoo! Beta. We’re investigating options for restoring the same functionality for the original My Yahoo!.
Now, some of you are probably wondering: what on Earth happened? As the previous blog post mentioned, Yahoo! moved to a new TV Listings provider. Here on the My Yahoo! team we’ve been busily preparing for the switchover, but last week we found out that we weren’t as ready as we thought. We’re sorry for the inconvenience it has caused you.
So what are we going to do about it? In addition to restoring the TV Listings on the original My Yahoo!, we’ll be working hard to improve the TV Listings on the new My Yahoo! Beta. You’ve told us we can do better, and we agree, so we’re going to make the module faster, better looking, and more customizable. We’re also going to work with the Yahoo! TV team to improve the process of setting up your favorite channels.
And we’re going to continue to refine the overall experience in the beta. You’ve given us tons of valuable feedback and we thank you for that.
My Yahoo! Product Manager