Oslo, Norway – May 18, 2011
Opera Software today announced that InOutTV, the largest Over-the-Top operator in Spain, has chosen the Opera browser for its television platform. This opens the door for advanced web technologies adoption as a seamless means to bring content to millions of end users running Opera on their TVs.
Opera Software is a key enabler, making content and applications available on TVs. Opera embraces open and industry standards such as HTML5, W3C widgets, OIPF and HbbTV, giving players in the connected TV space the assurance that they can deliver any live or on-demand content or service, on any set-top box or TV, from any source. Technology, coupled with strong industry partnerships, make the Opera Devices Software Developer Kit easy to implement on a platform and to integrate with streaming media players, conditional access systems and personal video recorders.
“Opera gives us the assurance of compatibility with the latest industry standards like HTML5 or HbbTV,” said Eudald Domenech, CEO. “In a race in which only three or four companies worldwide have the capacity to remain competitive, Opera is one of them.”
The newly available combined product will integrate the latest Opera browser rendering engine with InOutTV’s framework and advanced Digital Video Broadcasting middleware. The result is a ready-to-market HbbTV solution that provides maximum flexibility and brings to users a feature-rich experience with full support for next-generation broadcast portals and services. The highly modular approach enables device manufacturers to deploy the HbbTV software in almost any possible scenario, independent of DVB stack and chipset.
Across Europe, the technology is already implemented by other major TV players such as ARD, ARTE, RTL and ZDF.
InOutTV is the largest Over-the-Top operator in Spain, as well as a leading electronic program guide service provider for value added services based on DVB-T. InOutTV was created in April 2001 and has offices in Madrid and Barcelona with a team of more than 70 people. The company expects to close this year with a turnover exceeding 32 million Euro. The company has been awarded with important national and international awards by the press, institutions and the industry itself, the most relevant being, One Hundred Red Herring Europe (Red Herring USA), Most Innovative Company 2007 (Current Economic/expansion), Most Innovative Project FICOD 2007 (Ministry of Industry).
InOutTV serves more than two million DTT and IPTV set-top boxes and more than 10 million Internet users. The company has a complete portfolio of interactive services based on its electronic TV programming guide and audiovisual content Online Guide and all the technology needed to implement these services across different devices, DTT receivers, IPTV, mobile and web. Both guides are developed and managed in real time by the company itself.