Get a front-row experience with Opera for TV

Meet Opera at IBC in Amsterdam and see cool acronyms like UVA, HTML5 and SDK in the flesh

Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 5, 2012

An enhanced TV surfing experience is on hand – new TV apps packed within an awesome interface, great video features, extensive monetization options for content makers and much more. Opera Software is showing off its latest line of exciting TV products at the International Broadcast Cooperation Show 2012 in Amsterdam.

“The world of TV is now fragmented into different technologies,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “Opera, with its great multiplatform experience and innovative solutions, brings a new standard to this world. Drop by Opera’s booth and take a look at how many cool improvements we”ve hidden behind all those trendy abbreviations, that are well worth remembering.”

The refreshed Opera TV Store with new HTML5 apps

The latest version of Opera’s HTML5 app framework, ready for deployment on all TV models, shines now with a new, sleek user interface and a great selection of new apps. Opera’s Companion SDK, which turns a smartphone into a smart remote control, and side-by-side applications bring a great new web experience on TV. App developers get extra monetization options, new ways to interact with their content and developer-device registration, enabling debugging of their app on a retail device.

Opera Devices SDK with support for UVA

The latest Opera Devices SDK now brings new video options and improved performance. Support for OpenGL ES 2.0 for awesome performance on high-end platforms, HTML5 <track> tag, and integration of a multi-protocol Adaptive Bitrate Streaming engine make the Opera Devices SDK the most powerful toolkit for TV browsing and TV app solutions today.

Struggling to get your video app to work on many incompatible Smart TV platforms? Our Unified Video Architecture, with support for CE-HTML and HTML5 video with a single Media Player integration, provides a much easier way to serve video content. Content providers can now deliver web-standard-based video, available directly in the browser, and reduce costs to integrate streaming and DRM features.

But, wait, there’s more, including handy options for developers, such as the new and improved Opera TV Emulator with WebGL support and a dedicated HbbTV emulator for HbbTV app creation. Check out other helpful resources to speed up your TV app development at

Opera Software is showcasing its TV products at IBC2012 in Amsterdam, being held September 7 – September 11, in booth 5.B47. To schedule a demo of the stable Opera TV Store or the new and improved Opera Devices SDK, contact Slawomir Sochaj, . Visit to learn more.

See the latest Opera TV Store screenshots.