Opera TV Store launches radio apps

March 19, 2013 08.26 Europe/London By Robert Briel
Opera Software is launching the first-ever radio station apps for its Opera TV Store.
The news follows a new cooperation with the app development group TV App Agency.
The UK’s Absolute Radio and Karnaval, an online radio station in Turkey, have now landed in the cloud-based app store for Smart TVs. All these radio apps and more have been developed by TV App Agency.
Absolute Radio will populate the Opera TV Store with its Player App, which incorporates the station’s network of brands.
Karnaval.com serves over four million unique users monthly. The Karnaval app in the Opera TV Store features 12 radio stations, including Turkey’s largest FM stations, Super FM, Metro FM, Joy Turk, Joy FM and Radio Mydonose.
Opera Software has also recently signed an agreement with Radio Energy (NRJ Group), the leading European radio network with stations in 14 countries, to bring their radio station app to the Opera TV Store.
“TV long ago overtook radio’s central location in the home, but now radio is carving out a space of its own on the box,” said Daniel Nordberg, director of business development for TV and devices at Opera Software.
“Music apps are among the most popular apps in the Opera TV Store, and we are excited to bring new listening content to it, as well as providing more entertainment options for users.”
The Opera TV Store is available on Sony Bravia TVs and Blu-ray Disc players, as well as devices from TCL, Humax and MediaTek.