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Starring role for the web on media players

August 28, 2012

Opera to power the web experience on Dune HD hybrid media players

Oslo, Norway - August 28, 2012

Opera Software and Dune HD, a leading hybrid media player producer, today announced that the companies will work together to deliver the Opera Devices Software Development toolkit (SDK) on Dune HD set-top boxes and advanced hybrid media players. Dune HD devices powered by Opera's web experience will soon be shipping in 60 countries around the world.

Dune HD players combine a home media player with a set-top box, giving users seamless content delivery while optimizing service monetization for operators. The Dune HD media players provide users with a VoD experience, broadcast reception and Digital Media Adapter functionality. With the Opera Devices SDK on board, all Dune HD models will bring optimized web browsing for TV. Opera's HTML5 engine, enhancing operator's graphical user interfaces, will also make them ready to run Smart TV apps.

"The web now has a leading role in products for home entertainment," says Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO, Dune HD. "By combining our best-in-class media playback experience with the best performing Opera browser, we can now offer many new entertainment options on your Dune HD media player."

"With the Opera Devices SDK, Opera provides fast browsing, HTML5 apps, social networking and much more on millions of devices shipped by over 50 manufacturers around the world," says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "With this collaboration, we bring all these benefits to Dune HD users, while retaining our leading position in web solutions for TVs and set-top boxes."

About Dune HD, GmbH

Dune HD, GmbH is recognized as a global leader in universal digital media players. Over the last five years Dune HD has received more awards than any other company in the category for delivering the very best in universal digital media players. New hybrid products supporting multiple IP-streaming formats and broadcast TV standards make Dune the ideal choice for operators looking for the optimum user experience for their subscribers. Dune HD products support the widest range of content delivery methods, from DVB broadcast reception, internet-based digital streaming and download, to disc-based formats such as Bluray and DVD. The Dune HD line of media players offers superior quality HD video and audio with support for IPTV, VoD, OTT, networked digital files and interactive services. More information on Dune HD is online at

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.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.