OpenTV Launches Beta Tester Program for New SDK

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 
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Company Offers Developers the Opportunity to Test Next Generation Software Development Kit Starting in November 2009

SAN FRANCISCO — OpenTV Corp. (NASDAQ:OPTV), the leading software and technology provider of advanced digital television solutions, announced today the launch of a beta testing program for its new Software Development Kit, the OpenTV SDK Development Suite C2.2. The program will allow developers to have early access to OpenTV’s new SDK starting this month and create applications for interactive television using all the latest functionality of an OpenTV-enabled set-top box. The new SDK will be released to the public at no cost in March 2010.

“This launch is an important milestone for OpenTV as we seek to provide the highest quality products for our customers and expand our partnerships with the developer community,” said Tracy Geist, SVP Business Development, OpenTV. “It’s also an opportunity for developers to get involved and propose enhancements to the product. By leveraging their expertise and incorporating their feedback, we seek to facilitate and improve the creation and delivery of compelling next generation applications for operators and viewers worldwide.”

OpenTV’s new SDK is a fully integrated development suite that allows developers to write, compile, build, test and debug – in real time — interactive applications using the latest release of OpenTV Core2™ middleware. It features OpenTV’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Virtual Set-Top Box (VSTB), SDK Application Programming Interface (API) and SDK Tools to generate and optimize interactive applications.

Parties interested in participating in the Beta Tester Program are encouraged to sign up through OpenTV’s new Community Portal. The portal is also accessible through OpenTV’s Web site under “Support” and “Developer Tools.”

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