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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

Integrated OTT Platform Shortens Time to Market, Provides Competitive Advantage for Set-Top Box OEMs

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.

“With a sharp focus on minimizing time-to-market for Pay TV Operators to enable OTT in consumers homes, we’re excited to announce our collaboration with ALi .” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO of Opera TV. “Our engineering teams have combined fluently, bringing to market a fully capable OTT platform that now empowers operators to fulfill their consumer agenda by integrating a premium OTT experience within their own offering.” 

 
Today’s consumers expect easy and effortless access to OTT content from the devices and services they already have within their homes. ALi Corp. is a leading innovator and developer in the set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) market. By fully leveraging its core expertise in the set-top box industry, ALi Corp.’s solutions are recognized for their high levels of integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented service and compelling cost structure. Hundreds of Pay TV operators have adopted ALi Corp.’s solutions worldwide. ALi Corp.’s SoC for STBs with Opera TV’s product portfolio now delivers an all-in-one, modular solution for OTT integration, reducing cost and time-to-market.

ALi Corp. SoCs for STBs are ready to integrate with Opera TV’s latest complete suite of OTT-enabling products that support advanced UI rendering, HbbTV capabilities, a media streaming module with support for all popular adaptive streaming formats used in OTT, as well as an HTML5-based application platform providing tailored and engaging OTT viewing experiences. This ultimately allows ALi Corp.’s customers to effortlessly integrate over 1000 OTT apps into their own UI’s or using Opera TV’s UI, significantly reducing time to market.

“By providing an integrated solution we can make sure that consumers have access to the experience they want, while making it easier to for STB manufacturers and service providers to enter this fast evolving market,” said Tony Chang, Chief Operating Officer at ALi Corp. “Opera TV is known for the maturity, reliability and depth of their solution, thus a good partner for Ali. They work across a variety of device ecosystems seamlessly and make deployments easy.”

The Opera TV ecosystem is the world’s largest unified platform for connected TV devices spanning more than 40 million devices shipped each year. Opera TV solutions include Opera TV 2.0, a next-generation OTT platform; Opera TV Snap 3.0, a complete end-to-end OTT app generator for broadcaster, content providers, and video on demand (VOD) services; Opera TV SDK, a platform for creating and rendering HTML5-based and video-centric user interfaces; and the Opera TV Store, an OTT experience for consumers. Unlike individual OEM or operator platforms, the Opera TV platform evolves quickly to keep pace with market requirements, supporting the complex needs of demanding OTT services.

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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.

About ALi
ALi Corporation is a leading innovator and developer in the set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) market. By fully leveraging its core expertise in the set-top box industry, ALi Corp.’s solutions are recognized for their high levels of integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented service and compelling cost structure. Hundreds of Pay TV operators have adopted ALi Corp.’s solutions worldwide. ALi Corp. was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, R&D centers as well as sales offices in Hsinchu, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Geneva, Seoul, and Noida, and technical support teams throughout Asia. For more information, please visit www.alitech.com

Media Contact:
Lisette Rauwendaal
McGrath/Power Public Relations for Opera TV
+1 (408) 727-0351
LisetteR@McGrathPower.com

Jenny Lin
ALi Corp.
+886 2 8752 2000
jenny.lin@alitech.com 

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