Opera takes the stage at IBC
New SDK and new solutions for pay-TV operators on show
The curtain is rising on the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), where Opera Software will showcase its next-generation Software Development Kit (SDK) and Opera TV Store solutions for operators and brands.
The new SDK supports HTML5 and CE-HTML video and is prequalified for prime content such as YouTube Leanback, Spotify and BBC iPlayer. The SDK can also power the Opera TV Store, Opera’s HTML5 application platform, for Smart TV devices. Keeping in mind the need to address lower-end Smart TV Devices, Opera's team has also made additions and improvements to the SDK's memory management module and added support for DirectFB painting.
Opera’s over-the-top solutions for pay-TV operators and OEMs will also star at IBC. Featuring hundreds of entertaining apps, the Opera TV Store brings OEMs and operators a great selection of OTT content for their end subscribers, including video, music, games, social media, news and utilities. The Opera TV Store also offers opportunities for customization of user interfaces and monetization through Opera’s ad networks.
Brands and video content owners will be in the spotlight for Opera at IBC with the new Opera TV Snap tool, which simplifies app development and brings video content quickly to TV audiences. Opera TV Snap represents a unique Smart TV distribution option for online video platforms, content delivery networks and multi-channel networks.
“Opera’s TV products are a one-stop shop for pay-TV operators and OEMs across the globe seeking to offer the ultimate connected-TV web experience,” says Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices, Opera Software. “Building on Opera Software’s 18 years of browser experience, we are proud to be the first to bring the Chromium/Blink engine to the Smart TV marketplace, with all the functionality that OEMs and pay-TV operators have come to expect and demand from Opera.”
Opera’s TV products span the Opera TV Store, Opera TV browser and Opera Devices SDK. Opera powers the web experience on tens of millions of devices made by over 50 customers, including Sony, Samsung, TiVo, Philips, TCL, Sharp, Loewe, Boxee, Freesat+, Vestel and Altech.
Come and meet Opera Software in Hall 14 Booth 111 at IBC in Amsterdam (September 13-17). To arrange a commercial or media meeting, contact zlauder [at] opera.com.
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