Flingo, Opera partner for Smart TV apps

Flingo, a publisher of Smart TV apps and Smart TV advertising, has formed a partnership with web specialist Opera Software to launch multiple Smart TV apps with Flingo’s dynamic ad insertion capabilities. These apps will be available on TVs and devices from leading manufacturers including Sony, TiVo, TCL and HiSense, on which Opera TV products are shipped. The first five apps, including Popular Science, Fitness, Saveur, Fora.tv, and CelebTV, will be available today, with more apps launching throughout the year.

The partnership will allow TV manufacturers using Opera’s TV products to get apps from Flingo’s media partners, and will allow all Opera TV developers and ecosystem partners to leverage Samba TV Ads for driving higher advertising revenue.

“This partnership between Opera and Flingo is a win-win for manufacturers, media partners and users alike,” said Daniel Nordberg, Director of Business Development for TV and Devices at Opera Software. “Our OEM customers can expect more content to meet the growing consumer demand and new revenue streams to transform the manufacturing business.”

“A number of major manufacturers have selected Opera’s TV platform to make the migration to HTML5 a seamless reality,” said Ashwin Navin, CEO and co-founder of Flingo. “We are excited to leverage Opera’s runtime to transform the TV experience for both streaming video and even traditional TV programming in the future.”

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