September 15, 2013 11.58 Europe/London By Julian Clover
Amino Communications is to include Opera Software’s Opera TV Store application platform in its Live Home Media Centre.
The Store is designed to offer lean-back content that is accessible by a standard TV remote including channels from Vimeo and Dailymotion alongside entertainment and infotainment apps.
Amino CEO Donald McGarva said: “Operators are constantly looking for ways to enhance their service offerings to attract and retain customers. Our new Amino TV App Store – powered by Opera – delivers a great “lean-back” TV experience with the opportunity to grow and develop great content over time.
“Opera are a long-standing partner of ours and we were very impressed with both the ease of integration and quality of content which we believe will deliver a compelling new entertainment service layer for our customers.”
Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices, Opera Software, said: “We are excited to see a long-term partner like Amino join us in bringing the Opera TV Store solution to the operator market. This new cooperation means a lower barrier to entry and faster time to market for pay-TV operators seeking to offer a TV application platform with lots of entertaining content for their consumers.”
The Opera TV Store HTML5 application platform offers audiences a rich selection of entertaining HTML5-based apps optimized for connected TV, from video apps, music and games to social media, news and utilities.