Opera Software has today announced that the full suite of Opera TV products has a new destination, landing in the latest line of Smart TVs from consumer electronics company Changhong.
Changhong, one of the largest manufacturers of televisions in China, will integrate the Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK) to power the complete package of Opera products. This gives Changhong viewers a passport to hundreds of engaging apps through the Opera TV Store, and lets them explore the web with the Opera TV browser.
With this new cooperation, Opera has now signed with four of the top TV manufacturers in China. Opera’s connected-TV solutions will deploy on Changhong’s C2000, C5000 and UHD B6000 series of Smart TVs, which are already shipping to Australia and the Middle East.
“A powerful connected TV deserves an equally powerful web experience, and today’s web-savvy viewers would accept nothing less,” says Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices, Opera Software. “Opera provides the ultimate connected-TV web experience, and we look forward to working with Changhong to bring on board the complete offering of Opera TV products to their customers.”
“Opera’s products provide the best quality web content and services for Smart TVs, and we are eager to bring this solution to our viewers globally,” says Wenjun Yu, Overseas Marketing Director, Changhong. “It adds huge value to our connected-TV offering and enables our customers to unleash the power of their Changhong Smart TVs.”
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.
Make the voyage to meet Opera Software at IFA in Berlin (September 6-11), and at Hall 14 Booth 111 at IBC in Amsterdam (September 13-17). To arrange a commercial or media meeting, contact zlauder [at] opera.com. See Opera in action on Changhong Smart TVs in Changhong’s IFA booth in Hall 25 Booth 133, and in Hall 6 Booth A29a at IBC.
Established in 1958, Changhong has been developed as the largest TV production base in China, known as “The King of Color TV of China” and one of the most famous home appliance brands. With over 55 years’ development, Changhong has been shaped as a comprehensive multinational corporation integrated with R&D, production, sales and services for TV sets, air conditioners, refrigerators, IT, communication, network, digital products, chips, energy, commercial electronics, electronic products, home appliances and new flat panel display devices, etc. Changhong is a large-scale consumer electronics enterprise integrated with the R&D, production LED), with annual flat TV production capacity of 20 million sets. Changhong established commercial centers in 10 countries such as USA, France, Algeria, Ukraine, India, Thailand, etc. Also there are 7 subsidiaries in Australia, Indonesia, Czech, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Pakistan and Hong Kong. Products are sold in more than 110 countries and regions with sales network all over the world. Together with the strategy of promoting self-owned brands, Changhong has also jointly developed OEM/ODM business with many world famous brands. In 2012，Changhong’s brand value hit USD 12.6 billion, with more than 90,000 staff worldwide. By 2013, Changhong will try to manage the strategic target of its revenues topping USD 15.75 billion, By 2015，Changhong’s revenue will hit USD 23.62 billion.