Web browser specialist Opera Software and web-TV service provider NetRange MMH have teamed up with the intention of providing an easier way for device manufacturers to give consumers a wide variety of content on their connected TVs and set-top boxes.
The pair aim 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. This will allow Opera and MMH to 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.
“Having a complete package for OEMs to deliver new TV models and STBs quickly to market gives the manufacturers an advantage early in the process,” suggested Opera’s Chief Development Officer, Christen Krogh, who revaled that the company was often approached by TV manufacturers who wished to package their new connected TVs or STBs with more content.