Opera Devices SDK to bring Web to PeerStation STBs

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 
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Opera and PeerTV personalize the TV experience

OSLO, Norway — Opera Software today announced its cooperation with PeerTV, a leading developer of hardware and software solutions to the Internet-based TV market. Opera will deliver its Opera Devices SDK 10.15 for Linux-based devices to the company’s line of PeerStation set-top boxes (STBs). PeerTV will use Opera Web technology to bring full Web browsing, widgets and over-the-top (OTT) Web content to their products, resulting in a more personal TV-viewing experience for their customers.

Selected for its proven performance on STBs and connected TVs, Opera Devices SDK sticks to Web standards to ensure compliance. PeerTV will take advantage of innovative Opera features, such as widgets, to foster new services and content in their offering. With a promise of “unlimited content” to their customers, PeerTV is taking full advantage of Opera’s powerful SDK, utilizing each and every feature to bring high performance and innovation to their STBs.

“We required a more competitive solution that was rich in features, allowing us to create better solutions for our customers,” said Ronnie Jaegermann, CEO of PeerTV. “At PeerTV, we emphasize delivering personal content to home televisions, and by using Opera we are better able to personalize the entire TV experience through their innovative and developer-friendly Web technology.”

“PeerTV is a recognized leader in delivering Internet-based TV to operators. With Opera in the mix, they can now take advantage of standards compliant, high-performing, Web-based technology and strengthen their overall customer offering,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “PeerTV is a good example of a customer using the entire breadth of our SDK, and using Opera as a presentation engine, a Web browser and to create widgets.”

PeerTV’s PeerStation STBs with Opera Devices SDK 10.15 will be available to the market in Q3/Q4 2010.