Opera Software

Opera TV launches new version of Snap

Opera TV has launched a new update to its TV app technology platform, Opera TV Snap 3.0. According to the technology company, the latest version offers a complete OTT app generator for broadcasters, content providers and VoD service providers  that enables content and service providers to mix live broadcasted streams, video clips from recent episodes, […]

Opera to ship HbbTV 2.0 SDK

Opera Software is to start shipping an HbbTV 2.0 software development kit to TV manufacturers and set-top-box OEMs, which it says will enable them to be first to market with devices that are compliant with the new spec and simplify the task of creating interactive content for TVs. HbbTV 2.0 builds on HbbTV 1.1 and […]

Opera launching Blink-based HTML5 for smart TVs, Android devices

Opera Software is to launch what it says is the industry’s first Blink-based HTML5 rendering engine on smart TVs and Android L-based TVs this year.  Opera said its software development kit 4.x series will launch on Android TVs by long-term Opera Software OEM partner Sony, with the Opera Devices SDK 3.x series delivered on connected-TV […]

Opera renews AirTies agreement

Opera Software has renewed an agreement with set-top box and wireless networking specialist AirTies that it says will enable pay TV operators using the latter’s devices to extend their offerings with OTT and HbbTV services. The extended agreement means that the Opera Devices SDK will remain available for the entire AirTies set-top box portfolio, ranging […]

Opera TV Store signs app deal with Germany’s Videovalis

Opera Software has signed a deal with German motion-picture syndicator Videovalis, bringing a number of German-language on-demand video apps to the Opera TV Store.  Videovalis has distribution rights for more than 21 regional German broadcasters, and produces its own entertainment content. The first set of 24 Videovalis applications include VIP News, Kränk, TV Berlin and […]

Altech Multimedia extends Opera partnership

Set-top provider Altech Multimedia has extended its partnership with Opera Software to bring the Opera TV Store application platform to a number of its boxes, beginning with models in Australia.  Altech has already deployed the Opera Devices SDK and the Opera hybrid TV software in Europe and will also now extend these to Australia. Altech […]

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 […]

Opera partners with Samsung

Opera Software has partnered with Samsung, marking the tenth company that has signed up to use its Opera TV Store app platform.  Apps from the Opera TV Store will be available on selected Samsung Blu-ray players – including Series 5 and some Series 4 models. Opera says its app store delivers hundreds of HTML5-based apps […]

Dailymotion touts Opera app success

French video site Dailymotion said that it has now exceeded 100 content partner-created TV apps since it teamed up with Opera Software two months ago. In July Dailymotion signed up as Opera’s first partner for its free app-creation tool Opera TV Snap. The French company said that more than 100 partners have now used this […]

Opera expands smart TV deal with Hisense

Opera Software has widened its deal with LED TV provider Hisense, providing the Opera TV Store to selected models of Hisense Smart TVs. Hisense, which already uses the Opera Devices Software Development Kit to power its entertainment portal, will use the Opera TV Store to offer audiences a selection of HTML5-based apps optimised for connected […]