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NHK WORLD TV debuts in the Opera TV Store

Oslo, Norway, and Tokyo - July 30, 2013

NHK WORLD TV, the 24/7 English-language channel for Japan’s largest broadcaster, NHK, is now live on the Opera TV Store app platform, enabling viewers to live-stream the station’s huge selection of entertainment content.

From the free NHK WORLD TV app on their connected TVs, audiences can reach news, documentaries, music, cooking programs, fashion trends, technology insights and much more from Japan, Asia and the rest of the globe.

The Opera TV Store, by Opera Software, brings viewers a rich variety of HTML5-based apps tailor-made for Smart TV. In addition to NHK WORLD TV, the Opera TV Store also offers apps for video, music, games, social media, news and utilities.

“The world truly is flattening when premium regional broadcasters like NHK give viewers anywhere in the world more choice of exciting on-demand content,” said Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices at Opera Software. “NHK is extremely savvy with seeing the potential of early technology trends, and viewers will agree that its app adds even more engaging and entertaining content to the Opera TV Store.”

The Opera TV Store is an HTML5-based app platform that gives users a rich selection of entertaining apps. It has already launched globally on Smart TVs and Blu-ray Disc players from Sony and TCL, and has also been selected by Humax, Hisense and MediaTek.

The Opera ecosystem spans more than just the Opera TV Store, with the Opera browser and Opera Devices SDK powering the web experience on tens of millions of devices, including those made by Sony, Samsung, Philips, TCL, Sharp, Loewe, Boxee, Freesat+, Vestel and Altech.


About NHK

WORLD TV NHK WORLD TV is a news/lifestyle channel produced fully in English and broadcasted from Japan. Offering the latest news, as well as programs featuring traditional culture and contemporary trends from Japan, the channel serves as your gateway to Japan, Asia and the entire globe. NHK WORLD TV is currently available 24 hours a day to about 160 million households in some 130 countries and regions. In North America, it is broadcast 24 hours a day through terrestrial and cable/IPTV services mainly in New York, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

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