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CreNova with Opera

August 30, 2011

Oslo, Norway - August 30, 2011

CreNova Technology, supplier to worldwide top-tier OEMs and operators, has implemented an Opera-based HbbTV retail strategy across Europe. CreNova is offering set-top boxes that will enable consumers to access a range of advanced services, including interactive TV advertising, video on demand (VOD) and catch-up TV. CreNova bills its set-top boxes as offering a unique, modular system design that allows them to be tailored to meet individual customer requirements.

"It is clear that the future of the set-top box relies on delivering services such as catch-up TV and VOD in a user-friendly manner," said Metin Atalan, CEO, CreNova. "HbbTV offers an excellent opportunity to deliver new services in a hybrid environment. We selected Opera, as we found they deliver the best product and highest performance in the market."

"Opera offers a proven technology that has been shipped on millions of set-top boxes and TVs," said Frode Hernes, VP of Products, TV and Connected Devices, Opera Software. "This technology coupled with CreNova's know-how in set-top boxes, results in a ready-to-market HbbTV solution with a feature-rich user experience."

CreNova has a strong understanding of the set-top box market and is well-positioned to deliver a wide range of set-top boxes that can incorporate interactive new applications using the Opera HbbTV browser.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

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