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Nearly half of smartphone users in Indonesia are not satisfied with their default browsers

JAKARTA, Indonesia - May 24, 2017

A survey conducted in the six biggest cities in Indonesia revealed that nearly half of respondents are not satisfied with their default browsers because of slow browsing speed, high data consumption and frequent crashes.

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Opera TV Partners with ALi Corporation to accelerate Hybrid OTT Set Top Box Chipset Deployments

BROADCAST ASIA 2017, SINGAPORE - May 22, 2017

Opera TV, the market leader in enabling OTT, and ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) chipset provider, today announced the integration of Opera TV’s solution into ALi Corp.’s System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Set-Top Boxes (STB). This market-ready solution enables STB manufacturers and Pay TV Operators the opportunity to deliver consumers with immediate access to premium OTT content through an engaging viewing experience directly from their STB device.

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Opera announces Victor Moses as brand ambassador in Africa

OSLO, Norway and LAGOS Nigeria - May 15, 2017

Opera is kicking off a partnership with football professional Victor Moses, Chelsea starter and Nigerian national team star player. Moses will be the brand ambassador of Opera Mini, the most popular browser in Africa. Starting today, Moses will be featured in the new Opera Mini TV commercial as well as a range of collaborative projects extending throughout 2018.

“Football is one of the most popular types of content consumed by Opera Mini users throughout Africa”, says Jørgen Arnesen, Global Head of Marketing and Distribution at Opera. “Victor Moses is a perfect match for Opera, being not only a high performer, but also a great role model and natural ambassador of his home country Nigeria”

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New Opera browser adds support for social messengers

Oslo, Norway - May 10, 2017

Today, Opera becomes the first major browser to integrate social messenger services, allowing users to chat side-by-side as they browse. With the release of the new browser, codenamed “Reborn”, Opera continues on the path to redefine what a web browser should be.

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Opera invests $100 million USD to grow African digital economy

LAGOS, Nigeria and OSLO, Norway - May 9, 2017

Opera, the developer of the most popular mobile browser in Africa, today announced its plan to invest $100 million USD (30 billion Nigerian nairas) over the next two years to facilitate the growth of African digital economy. The company will use the investment to speed up internet adoption in Africa and strengthen the internet ecosystem with local partners.

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  • Nearly half of smartphone users in Indonesia are not satisfied with their default browsers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - May 24, 2017

    A survey conducted in the six biggest cities in Indonesia revealed that nearly half of respondents are not satisfied with their default browsers because of slow browsing speed, high data consumption and frequent crashes.

    » Read more
  • Opera TV Partners with ALi Corporation to accelerate Hybrid OTT Set Top Box Chipset Deployments

    BROADCAST ASIA 2017, SINGAPORE - May 22, 2017

    Opera TV, the market leader in enabling OTT, and ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) chipset provider, today announced the integration of Opera TV’s solution into ALi Corp.’s System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Set-Top Boxes (STB). This market-ready solution enables STB manufacturers and Pay TV Operators the opportunity to deliver consumers with immediate access to premium OTT content through an engaging viewing experience directly from their STB device.

    » Read more
  • Opera announces Victor Moses as brand ambassador in Africa

    OSLO, Norway and LAGOS Nigeria - May 15, 2017

    Opera is kicking off a partnership with football professional Victor Moses, Chelsea starter and Nigerian national team star player. Moses will be the brand ambassador of Opera Mini, the most popular browser in Africa. Starting today, Moses will be featured in the new Opera Mini TV commercial as well as a range of collaborative projects extending throughout 2018.

    “Football is one of the most popular types of content consumed by Opera Mini users throughout Africa”, says Jørgen Arnesen, Global Head of Marketing and Distribution at Opera. “Victor Moses is a perfect match for Opera, being not only a high performer, but also a great role model and natural ambassador of his home country Nigeria”

    » Read more
  • New Opera browser adds support for social messengers

    Oslo, Norway - May 10, 2017

    Today, Opera becomes the first major browser to integrate social messenger services, allowing users to chat side-by-side as they browse. With the release of the new browser, codenamed “Reborn”, Opera continues on the path to redefine what a web browser should be.

    » Read more
  • Opera invests $100 million USD to grow African digital economy

    LAGOS, Nigeria and OSLO, Norway - May 9, 2017

    Opera, the developer of the most popular mobile browser in Africa, today announced its plan to invest $100 million USD (30 billion Nigerian nairas) over the next two years to facilitate the growth of African digital economy. The company will use the investment to speed up internet adoption in Africa and strengthen the internet ecosystem with local partners.

    » Read more
  • New Opera Max 3.0 makes your Android apps lighter and safer

    OSLO, Norway - May 5, 2017

    Opera Max, the most popular Android data management and data saving app, today rolled out its new 3.0 version. This is a major update with an all new design, optimized for easier use of the powerful data savings and data management tools inside Opera Max. Additionally, the new version introduces a huge improvement to the data savings technology by adding support for Facebook savings.

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  • Opera TV Join Forces with JW Player to Help Content Creators Get Ready for Primetime

    Oslo, Norway - April 25, 2017

    Opera TV is continuing to expand its partnerships to enable millions of video content creators to quickly and easily distribute their content on millions of Smart TV devices around the globe. JW Player, a leading digital and mobile video platform and player company with customers ranging from individual bloggers to Fortune 500 companies, is the newest Opera TV Snap partner. Together, Opera TV Snap and JW Player will enable JW Players’ over two million supported websites to package online video channels into ready-to-run TV apps.

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  • Introducing Opera Cricket

    New Delhi, India - April 6, 2017

    Today, Opera rolls out Opera Cricket to keep users in India on top of this cricket season. The new feature not only provides lightning fast cricket scores, commentary, video, and notifications when on the move but will also allow users to keep track of their favorite teams & players in one place.

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  • Opera with built-in VPN grows in the U.S. after repeal of internet privacy rules

    Oslo, Norway - April 4, 2017

    Interest in using virtual private networks, or VPN, when browsing the internet is now surging. On March 28, the United States Congress voted and approved to repeal restrictions which stop internet service providers from selling personal browsing data and information. Since then, the number of new U.S. users of Opera, the only browser with a free, built-in VPN, has doubled in just a few days.

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  • Opera TV and Leading Broadcaster to Demonstrate Latest HbbTV 2.0.1 Features

    TV CONNECT, LONDON - March 28, 2017

    Opera TV, the global market leader in enabling OTT, today announced that the Opera TV Hybrid TV Module, which previously included support for HbbTV 2.0.1, now also features Companion Screen and Media-Synchronization capabilities. To showcase the complete solution, Opera TV has collaborated with BBC Research and Development to jointly demonstrate these features at TV Connect, taking place between March 28 – 30 in London.

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  • New Opera browser release focuses on speed

    Oslo, Norway - February 7, 2017

    Today, Opera has released a new version of its browser with instant page loading and Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) on board. Over the last year, Opera has brought a large set of unique features to the browser. With today’s release, Opera focuses purely on making the browser super fast.

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  • Zinwell Selects Opera TV to Bring Over The Top TV To Asia-Pacific

    Oslo, Norway - January 26, 2017

    Opera TV and Zinwell today announced a partnership to bring Over-the-Top (OTT) TV capabilities to service provider set-top-boxes in Asia-Pacific. The integration of the Opera TV SDK on Zinwell set-top-boxes will enable service provider partners to accelerate delivery of leading OTT content directly into consumer homes.

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  • Opera Neon envisions the future of web browsers

    Oslo, Norway - January 12, 2017

    Opera today has showcased its first ever concept browser, codenamed Opera Neon.

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  • Opera TV and MStar Deliver OTT-Enabled SoCs for Set-Top Boxes at CES 2017

    INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), LAS VEGAS - January 5, 2017

    pera TV, the market leader in enabling OTT, and MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a leading semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, today announced the availability of a built-in Over-the-Top (OTT) solution on MStar’s System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Set-Top Boxes (STB). Together, Opera TV and MStar are offering STB manufacturers and service providers a pre-integrated platform solution, providing overall cost savings and reducing the time-to-market for OTT-enabled STB solutions. This market-ready solution enables STB manufacturers and Pay TV Operators the opportunity to deliver consumers with immediate access to premium OTT content through an engaging viewing experience directly from their STB device.

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  • Opera TV and Novatek Launch OTT-Enabled SoCs for OEMs at CES 2017

    INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), LAS VEGAS - January 3, 2017

    Opera TV, the global market leader in enabling OTT and Novatek, a leading global Display IC total solution provider, today announced the availability of Opera TV’s Over-the-Top (OTT) enabling product suite, pre-integrated on Novatek’s System-on-a-Chip (SoC) TV Platform. This modular solution offers device manufacturers a market-ready solution to launch Smart TV’s with hundreds of popular HTML5-based OTT services. This groundbreaking pre-integrated platform will provide immediate cost savings and reduce time to market for OEMs and content providers seeking to launch OTT services to customers on smart TVs.

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