Zinwell selects Opera TV OTT SDK for Asia-Pacific STBs

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Zinwell Selects Opera TV to Bring Over The Top TV To Asia-Pacific

  • Service Providers to Deploy OTT Services Through Zinwell Set-Top-Boxes Leveraging Opera TV Products

OSLO, Norway — Opera TV and Zinwell today announced a partnership to bring Over-the-Top (OTT) TV capabilities to service provider set-top-boxes in Asia-Pacific. The integration of the Opera TV SDK on Zinwell set-top-boxes will enable service provider partners to accelerate delivery of leading OTT content directly into consumer homes.

“The APAC OTT market is poised for exponential growth in in the next five years, with Digital TV Research predicting that OTT TV and video revenues in the region will triple by 2021 to reach $18.4 billion,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO of Opera TV. “Our partnership with Zinwell will enable key service provider partners to bring leading global and regional OTT services to their end subscribers, ensuring they complement their existing viewing experience.”

In addition to its HTML5 SDK for Television, Opera TV also offers a managed cloud platform, the Opera TV Store, that provides a wide selection of popular OTT content from over 1000 different content providers in categories such as broadcast, VOD, lifestyle, music, kids, nature and travel, news and weather, e-gaming, sports and many more both live and on-demand in HD and 4K formats. Opera TV is also a YouTube Certified Partner, enabling the delivery of YouTube content to Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top-boxes via Opera TV’s HTML5-based SDK.

“The Opera TV and Zinwell partnership will enable service providers in the APAC region to provide premium, interactive, and personalized OTT content directly to consumers from their set-top-boxes,” said River Chiang, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Zinwell. “Broadband adoption and user behavior is driving a change in how service providers package and deliver content offerings to customers. Together with Opera TV, Zinwell will be positioned to lead this shift and provide its customers with unique TV viewing experiences.”