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All singing, all playing SDK: Opera Selects Iacta's Games4TV(tm) for Opera 7 iTV SDK

June 1, 2004

Burbank, CA and Oslo, Norway - June 1, 2004

Opera Software today announced that it has selected a set of Iacta LLC's Games4TV(tm)games for inclusion in its new Opera 7 iTV Software Development Kit (SDK).Manufacturers who license Opera 7 for new iTV devices will also be able to use the Games4TV set for testing and demonstration of their hardware to customers.

Most iTV applications can be developed in HTML and JavaScript and rendered with Opera's iTV browser. This standards based approach saves Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), Set-top box (STB) manufactures and operators significant time and money, and reduces the irritating churn inherent in most iTV applications in use today.

"We're very pleased to be able to include Iacta's Games4TV as part of Opera's SDK for iTV," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software ASA. "With years of iTV experience and one of the largest libraries of well-tested games in its Games4TV package, Iacta demonstrates the advanced potential Opera's iTV browser unlocks for set-top box manufacturers and operators."

"We are delighted to be working with Opera to bring our popular Games4TV to the Opera 7 iTV browser," said Laura Buddine, CEO, Iacta LLC. "Opera 7 for iTV has the advanced features andDOM2 compliance that allow us to make dynamic game experiences in the browser alone, without having to use a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) or other plugins."

The starter Games4TV set is available for deployment licensing from Opera. They are easily customized for any language, and do not require a network connection for play. Iacta has morethan 40 games in its Games4TV library, all of which can be provided for Opera 7.

About Iacta LLC

Iacta LLC is the developer and publisher Games4TV, a large library of popular, evergreen games designed specifically for delivery on interactive television. Games4TV is deployed in cable, telco, dial-up, and consumer electronics platforms in the US and North America. Iacta also developsother interactive television applications and content, and consults to other industry companies in application and service development for iTV.Web site: www.iacta.com

 

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Iacta LLC
Brian C. Bock
Executive Producer
+1 562 869-3031
brian@iacta.com

 

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