Opera agrees partial sale after regulators block full takeover

Opera has agreed to sell just the consumer-facing part of its business to a group of Chinese companies, after a planned 100% takeover failed to get regulatory approval. In a statement released today, Opera said that it would now sell its consumer business to the Chinese consortium for US$600 million, after the original US$1.2 billion […]

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, […]

Vestel taps Opera for HbbTV 2.0 smart TVs

TV software provider Opera and manufacturer Vestel are teaming up to deliver HbbTV-enabled smart TV services. Opera TV’s software will be incorporated in the new line of Vestel TVs, to provide customers with Ultra HD content and interactive services based on the HbbTV 2.0 specification. According to the pair, viewers will have harmonised access to […]

Opera puts TV business up for sale

Opera Software has confirmed that it has put its TV business on the block. The company said that it had “for some time been in discussions to divest its TV business, in order for the TV business to achieve its full potential under a different ownership structure”, but that “no agreement has yet been made […]

Opera 2.0 platform debuts at CES

Opera has launched version 2.0 of its Opera TV platform, promising to bring “video content to the forefront” and offer more content personalisation. The HTML5-based application platform debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and will launch on Hisense Smart TVs in the first quarter of 2016. The Opera TV 2.0 update will […]

Opera SDK included in Humax’s Freeview Play boxes

Opera’s HbbTV 2.0 SDK will see its first deployment in Humax’s new Freeview Play-enabled set-top boxes. The Freeview Play service on Humax boxes uses the latest HbbTV specification, giving UK viewers easy access to both linear and on-demand content. At IBC in September, Opera announced it would offer the ready-to-deploy, HTML-5-based, Hybrid Broadcast and Broadband […]

Media organiser Plex launches on Opera TV

Personal media organiser Plex is now available as an app in the Opera TV Store, a platform that is available on smart TV sets and devices by the likes of Sony, TiVo, Samsung, and Philips. Plex’s free media server lets users share media – including photos, home movies, music and movie collections – between devices […]

Swisscom adds Opera TV Store to set-top boxes

Swiss telco Swisscom is set to add the Opera TV Store app platform to its set-top boxes, marking the first customised, co-branded deployment of the store.  Opera said that the deal was also the first time that a European pay-TV operator had added the store to its own service and came as “operators embrace over-the-top […]

Skyworth looks to international markets with Opera

Chinese TV manufacturer Skyworth has turned to Opera to provide software for a new line of smart TVs destined for international markets. Leading Chinese manufacturer Skyworth is launching its new line of smart TV models, beginning with the Skyworth 39E36, using the Opera Devices SDK, Opera TV Store and Opera TV browser. The 39E36 will […]

Opera launches Chromium/Blink for RDK

Opera Software has launched a version of the Google-supported Chromium/Blink web browser engine that is designed for set-tops based on the Comcast and Time Warner Cable-backed RDK architecture. According to Opera, its Devices SDK integrates into the RDK environment, replacing Qt/WebKit as the rendering engine and providing direct integration to the RDK ServiceManager and the […]