Opera Software has renewed its partnership with AirTies, a Turkish developer of wireless and OTT streaming devices for pay-TV operators, targeting the UK, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Nordics. The agreement makes the Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK) available to the entire AirTies STB portfolio, ranging from pure OTT/ IPTV STBs to advanced hybrid PVR STBs, as well as a next-generation HEVC product coming soon from AirTies.
Opera Software and AirTies began working together in 2008, when AirTies selected the Opera Devices SDK for its newest STB. The Opera Devices SDK in AirTies devices enables consumers to access exciting over-the-top and HbbTV content in their hybrid STBs. The SDK also brings support for streaming technologies like MPEG DASH, Smooth Streaming and HLS.
“We are pleased to take the next step in furthering a long-lasting relationship with AirTies, which has chosen Opera for its professional support, standards compliance and technical performance,” says Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices, Opera Software. “AirTies has a strong IPTV/OTT presence in many fast-growing markets, and it is exciting to bring these users an enhanced viewing experience through Opera.”