OSLO, Norway and RAANANA, Israel, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Opera Software, the leading browser company, and GooMe Interactive, an innovative Over-The-Top (OTT) media solutions provider, today announced a strategic technology partnership to deliver modular Web-based solutions for experiencing TV, Web and home media for the Set-Top Box (STB) and DTV industry via IPTV and/or hybrid IP/Broadcast delivery.
By combining Opera's Devices SDK with GooMe's OTT media solution, the result is a seamless and interactive user experience with the simplicity of single remote control access. This solution gives operators, broadcasters and TV/set-top-box OEMs access to an entire range of Internet and media services, from traditional TV to home media streaming and On-Demand services such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
"Opera and GooMe share a vision of how to bring the Web, added-value media content, and Internet services to TV screens," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "We both place high priority on adhering to open standards while at the same time offering a premium user experience and helping our customers' shorten their time to market."
"The cross-platform Opera-GooMe modular solution will be easily portable to any browser-powered device, thus creating a real opportunity for 'TV Anywhere' convergence," said Danny Peled, CEO and founder, GooMe Interactive. "With major initiatives such as HbbTV and OIPF shaping the future of digital TV, Opera and GooMe expect to see solutions such as this take the IPTV and hybrid markets by storm in 2010."
Find more information about Opera for Connected TVs at http://www.opera.com/tv
To experience GooMe Over-The-Top media solution running on Opera's Devices SDK, please view this video: http://www.goome.com/en-US/47/826/
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera's cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com/.
About GooMe Interactive
GooMe Interactive enables Over-The-Top operators to offer TV, Web and home media content and services over any screen - TV, PC and / or mobile. The is a middleware company providing operators with a unified and easy-to-operate content management solution to manage TV, online video, music, websites, social networking, widgets and more, which enables generating additional revenue streams from targeted advertising and advanced service recommendations. With most users preferring not to 'cut the cord' and instead experience broadband content from a service provider, GooMe offers an friendly user experience which is in service at leading operators, with a management server for managing subscribers, services and content. GooMe has nearly a decade of experience working with leading operators including Vodafone, Orange and Tata Sky. To learn more about GooMe, please visit: www.goome.com
Contact info: Uriah Av-Ron www.GooMe.com Email: email@example.com Tel: +1 857-234-1809 Ted Miller Opera Software firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +1 305 331 8334
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