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

Oslo, Norway - January 26, 2017

Service Providers to Deploy OTT Services Through Zinwell Set-Top-Boxes Leveraging Opera TV Products

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.

“The APAC OTT market is poised for exponential growth in in the next five years, with Digital TV Research predicting that OTT TV and video revenues in the region will triple by 2021 to reach $18.4 billion,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO of Opera TV. “Our partnership with Zinwell will enable key service provider partners to bring leading global and regional OTT services to their end subscribers, ensuring they complement their existing viewing experience.”

In addition to its HTML5 SDK for Television, Opera TV also offers a managed cloud platform, the Opera TV Store, that provides a wide selection of popular OTT content from over 1000 different content providers in categories such as broadcast, VOD, lifestyle, music, kids, nature and travel, news and weather, e-gaming, sports and many more both live and on-demand in HD and 4K formats. Opera TV is also a YouTube Certified Partner, enabling the delivery of YouTube content to Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top-boxes via Opera TV’s HTML5-based SDK.

“The Opera TV and Zinwell partnership will enable service providers in the APAC region to provide premium, interactive, and personalized OTT content directly to consumers from their set-top-boxes,” said River Chiang, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Zinwell. “Broadband adoption and user behavior is driving a change in how service providers package and deliver content offerings to customers. Together with Opera TV, Zinwell will be positioned to lead this shift and provide its customers with unique TV viewing experiences.”

About Opera TV
Opera TV is the market leader in enabling the TV industry’s transition to OTT. The Opera TV portfolio powers rich web experiences on tens of millions of devices each year, including Smart TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players, Game Consoles and chipsets for more than 60 customers. The Opera TV ecosystem spans the Opera TV Store app platform with over a thousand entertaining apps tailor-made for TV, the Opera Devices SDK (software development kit) for creating and rendering HTML5-based user interfaces including optional modules to enable HbbTV, the Opera Media Streaming Module, to manage the rapidly changing global OTT streaming requirements, and the Opera TV browser for browsing the full web on TV. Opera TV offers solutions for OEMs, pay-TV operators, broadcasters and content publishers. Visit www.opera.com/tv to learn more.

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