Accedo and Opera partner to bring advanced interactive applications to IPTV and consumer electronics
IPTV World Forum, London – March 5, 2007 – Accedo Broadband, a leading aggregator of interactive applications for IPTV and consumer electronics, has partnered with Opera Software, the leading browser company, to deliver Accedo Application Portfolio” in the Opera 9 SDK for Devices. This partnership enables OEMs to bring advanced browser-based applications, such as IPTV games, puzzles and quizzes, to the IPTV and CE markets when using the fast and full-featured Opera browser on their devices.
Parts of the Accedo Application Portfolio, compatible with Opera browsers are shown in Accedo’s booth #37 on IPTV World Forum in London, March 5-7.
“Opera’s SDK introduces new opportunities to deliver advanced browser-based applications to the TV screen,” says Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “Opera 9 offers many new possibilities which we have been waiting for to bring next-generation advanced services to the market. In addition, Opera supports several device platforms including game consoles, IPTV, handhelds and consumer electronics, making it very attractive to the market.”
The Accedo Application Portfolio” is presently the largest multi-platform collection of games, quizzes, puzzles, karaoke, video art, horoscope, weather, user-generated content and other applications for IPTV and online consumer electronics. Opera 9 for Devices is an excellent execution platform for such applications and parts of Accedo Application Portfolio” are already available to the market as of January 2007.
“We are very happy to work with Accedo to include support for their applications in the Opera 9 SDK for Devices”, says Scott Hedrick, Executive Vice President for Devices at Opera Software. “Our partnership with Accedo meets our customers” demand for more applications on their devices, and by supporting Accedo’s wide range of applications we help our customers develop unique and feature-rich products.”
To request the Opera 9 SDK for Devices, visit www.opera.com/devices.
For more information, contact: Michael Lantz, Accedo Broadband, +46 768 96 07 01 or Berit Framnes, Opera Software, +47 241 642 14
About Accedo Broadband
Accedo Broadband is a leading provider of interactive content and applications for IPTV and broadband enabled consumer electronics. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV applications, Accedo Application Portfolio”, containing e.g. IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, video art, comics, karaoke, weather and communication. Accedo offers a turnkey solution compatible with most IPTV platforms including a provisioning solution managed and run by Accedo Broadband which saves resources and reduces investment needs for the service provider.
Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson. Accedo Broadband has offices in Stockholm, Sweden and London, UK. For more information, visit www.accedo.tv.
About Opera for Devices Opera provides an optimized implementation of Internet technologies for handheld devices, digital TV and other devices, with innovative and powerful features that seamlessly adapt the Internet experience to suit varying screen sizes and input devices. In addition to being a full Internet browser, Opera is a high performance execution environment for Web applications and dynamic user interfaces based on interoperable open Web technologies such as AJAX. www.opera.com/devices
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 small size, performance and standards-compliance, 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 www.opera.com.