Opera expands in China TV market with Konka

Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Opera kits out Konka with full suite of TV solutions

OSLO, Norway, and SHENZHEN, China — Opera Software and Konka, a leading TV manufacturer in China, today announced that the Opera TV Store app platform, Opera TV browser and Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK) have now landed on Konka’s newest Smart TV.

Konka is the latest manufacturer to bring the complete series of Opera’s TV web products on board, offering a truly connected experience to its TV viewers.

Opera’s full suite of products enables Konka viewers to surf the web right from their TV screens with the Opera browser, as well as gaining to access hundreds of entertaining apps in the HTML5-based Opera TV Store.

Opera will power the web services on Konka Smart TV models that will launch first in Brazil in late 2013.

“We are experiencing great momentum in China, as more and more companies integrate Opera Software’s TV web products,” says Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices, Opera Software. “Partnering with yet another major OEM leading the Smart TV industry expands the reach of Opera’s TV services and empowers viewers with the best web services for today’s televisions.”

“Our cooperation with Opera to use its Opera TV Store technology greatly strengthens Konka’s web-based content on Smart TV. Konka will continue to develop new content and products for a better user experience and further technology innovation on our TVs,” says Max Liang, General Manager for the Product Operating Department, Konka International Business Division.

The Opera Devices SDK drives the web experience on tens of millions of devices for more than 50 customers, including Sony, Samsung, Philips, TCL, Sharp, Loewe, Boxee, Freesat+, Vestel and Altech.

Come and meet Opera Software at IFA in Berlin (6-11 September) and at Hall 14 Booth 111 at IBC in Amsterdam (13-17 September). To arrange a commercial or media meeting, contact zlauder@opera.com.