Opera to launch HTML5 rendering engine

Opera Software is delivering a “major upgrade” for its embeddable HTML5 engine for smart TV devices with the release of the Opera Devices SDK 4.2.

The latest version of the software development kit includes support for HbbTV 1.5, the most up-to-date iteration of the broadband broadcast specification.

Other new features include a media-streaming option with support for adaptive bitrate streaming – including MPEG-Dash, HTTP Live Streaming and Smooth Streaming – and support for Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) for multiple video, audio and text tracks and better rendering of subtitles and languages.

“In version 4.2, support for devices based on the Android and RDK (Reference Design Kit) operating systems moves from beta to production, joining the SDK’s support for Linux-based devices,” said Opera.

The Opera Devices SDK 4.2 has also been fully tested for content and devices with 4K resolution. This means it will be able to manage the high memory flow required for ultra-high-definition TV.

Opera claims that its SDK ships on over 25 million devices each year from leading TV and set-top-box manufacturers.


Opera Software will exhibit at IBC on stand 14.E20

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