Friday, September 10, 2010

Opera and MMH to provide web-based TV content solutions

Opera Software and NetRange MMH have today revealed an easier way for device manufacturers to give consumers a wide variety of content on their connected TVs and set-top boxes. Opera and NetRange MMH have announced a partnership to deliver the Opera Devices SDK and a pre-qualified suite of web-based TV content to be deployed on TV platforms supporting HbbTV and other pan-European initiatives.

Through the partnership Opera and MMH will package a system to OEMs and partners who seek an expansive portfolio of content, with the shortest time-to-market for new connected TVs.

MMH provides a ready-made portal solution including UI design, portal architecture, backend solution, hosting and portal operations for letting the end customer access content on various platforms, including HbbTV-based platforms.

HbbTV merges the two worlds--Internet content and traditional TV broadcast content--on one platform, the family TV. This means end users will have easier access to the content they choose. Content suppliers, on the other side, will have the opportunity of delivering content directly to users via Internet-based channels and applications.

“This proves that standards make different providers work together in a more creative manner,” says Jan Wendt, CEO, MMH. “The two parts of the connected TV ecosystem work together seamlessly and provides end users with the best possible experience on their TVs. This is key to meeting the rising demand for connected TVs. MMH is proud to partner with an industry leader like Opera.”


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