Opera expands in massive China TV market with Konka

Opera kits out Konka with full suite of TV solutions

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 [at] opera.com.

About Konka

Konka was established as the first domestic Sino-foreign joint venture electronic enterprise in May 1980. Mainly engaged in the research and development, production and sales of color TV, mobile phones, white goods and electrical home appliances, Konka is one of the leading Chinese consumer electronics enterprises.
Among China’s first batch of listed companies in the shareholding system, Konka issued A, B-share public stock in Shenzhen Stock Exchange at the same time in 1992, currently with about 400 million A-shares and 200 million B-shares.
One of the 300 large enterprises with major support and development from the state, Konka is taking the leading place in China’s Top 100 Electronic Enterprises. Among the first batch of “China famous trademarks” asserted by the state, Konka ranks top ten among the most valuable brands in China, with RMB 15,012 million yuan of brand value. Konka has proactively developed export markets in the recent years, with shipments volume increasing 50% yearly during the past three years. Konka’s overseas business is going well all over the world.