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Opera TV Snap triggers 100 Smart TV apps in record time

Berlin; Oslo, Norway; Paris; London - September 11, 2013

Big-name Dailymotion users in Opera TV Store milestone

Opera TV Snap, a breakthrough Smart TV app-creation tool launched in July, has caused a boom in the number of Smart TV apps. In the two months since the launch of the new Opera Software technology with Dailymotion as its first partner, over 100 TV apps have been submitted by Dailymotion content partners using Opera TV Snap. These will join hundreds of entertaining apps in the Opera TV Store, spanning video, music, games, social media, news and utilities.

Opera TV Snap

The new Opera TV Snap tool is the fastest and simplest way for content partners to transform their existing Dailymotion video channels into ready-to-run Smart TV apps. The tool is free and takes less than a minute to use, eliminating the costly and time-consuming app-development process and breaking down barriers to entry. Smart TV users have access to a dedicated app for content providers’ videos, and content providers have a simple way to reach many new viewers.

Major brands have been quick to take the opportunity to reach the fast-growing Smart TV audience by easily transforming their Dailymotion channels into TV apps with Opera TV Snap. These include one of Europe's fastest growing online music channels The Mahogany Sessions, French daily newspaper Le Figaro and environment and green technology channel Green.TV.

The Opera TV Store application platform has already shipped on tens of millions of devices, including Smart TVs and Blu-ray Disc players from Sony and TCL, and is coming soon to TiVo, Hisense and Konka devices.

“It is projected that over 100 million homes will have a Smart TV by 2016, proving that the TV screen is a fast growing new territory for online video. The impressive uptake of Opera TV Snap demonstrates the importance to our content partners of easily exploiting this emerging platform to reach a wider audience and allow users to access their favorite content directly on their TVs,” says Vincent Martin, VP Distribution and Business Development at Dailymotion.

“The rapid surge in app submissions to the Opera TV Store with Opera TV Snap shows just how keen brands and video owners are to share their content with massive new audiences worldwide,” says Daniel Nordberg, Director of Business Development for TV & Devices at Opera Software. “There is no easier way than Opera TV Snap to repurpose online video for TV, bringing that content to the largest screen in the house. It truly is a snap.”

To turn a channel into a video app with Opera TV Snap, Dailymotion’s official users can visit www.opera.com/tvsnap while logged in at Dailymotion. Then they can simply add a description of the video channel, and submit their app. Each app submission will be moderated to check the validity of content and the app description.

Opera TV Snap now also supports 10 new languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, German, Japanese and Russian. Learn more about Opera TV Snap at http://business.opera.com/products/tv-snap/.

Come and see Opera TV Snap and the Opera TV Store in action in Hall 14 Booth 111 at IBC in Amsterdam (13-17 September). To arrange a commercial or media meeting, contact zlauder [at] opera.com.

About Dailymotion

Dailymotion has 115 million unique visitors generating over 2.5 billion video views every month according to Comscore (May 2013). It is ranked the 31st most visited website in the world. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provide high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy‐to‐use online service that also automatically filters infringing material as notified by content owners.Offering 34 localized versions in 16 different languages, Dailymotion mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection. For further information, please visit www.dailymotion.com.

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