Vewd wins Emmy for work on HTML5 for TV

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Vewd Wins Emmy® Award For Pioneering TV Work

  • One of the select few to be honored with a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for “HTML5 Development and Deployment of a Full TV Experience on Any Device”

OSLO, Norway — Vewd, the leading provider of OTT and hybrid TV solutions, has today announced that the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has granted Vewd a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award in the category of “HTML5 Development and Deployment of a Full TV Experience on Any Device,” for its pioneering work on HTML5 for the presentation of online content on the TV screen.

The award recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have had a significant effect on television engineering. Specifically, Vewd won this prestigious award for its work to develop highly scalable and breakthrough products based on web standards, that enable the mass deployment of OTT, Hybrid TV and full television experiences in homes worldwide. Over 300 Million connected TV devices from more than 50 customers across nearly 170 countries now benefit from Vewd products incorporating the innovation.

The award will be presented at the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards, which take place, in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), at the NAB Show at the Wynn Encore Hotel and Spa on Sunday, April 19th, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.

“This award is a huge honor for Vewd as it validates our primary goal of enabling TV content to be viewed everywhere,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Vewd. “Ever since we engineered our software to bring connected TV experiences to the industry’s first Smart TV, we have believed in and executed passionately toward furthering the promise of OTT and Hybrid TV. While we’d always be grateful to our customers and partners around the world who have placed their trust in our products for over a decade, today we’d like to specially honor and celebrate our employees, who contribute relentlessly to building and deploying products that realize our global mission. This recognition by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences affirms our commitment to broadening our product portfolio to take the future of television to greater heights.”

With a rich history of innovation, Vewd (formerly Opera TV) has set its course to create industry-first products for TV device makers and content providers. Vewd’s team delivered the browser engine in the Nintendo Wii, enabled the world’s first smart TV, launched by Philips, and its product Vewd Core has become the most deployed HTML5 SDK in the industry.

Vewd continues to spearhead the industry’s transition to OTT and Hybrid TV. Vewd today provides a world-class, silicon-to-content software platform featuring an easily customizable or fully turnkey user experience, for smart TVs and set-top boxes, that addresses all critical market features worldwide. Vewd’s relationship with the global content market ensures that manufacturers, operators, and service providers can offer highly desirable pre-integrated premium OTT content, complete with a unified search and discovery experience.