Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 16-09-2013
AirTies, Turkey's developer of wireless and over-the-top (OTT) streaming devices for pay-TV, has renewed its partnership with Norway's Opera Software.
The Software Development Kit of the Nordic developer will be available to the entire AirTies set-top box (STV) portfolio, targeting the UK, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Nordics.
The two companies have been working together since 2008, when the latest STB at that time was running with Opera's software. The users of AirTies' STBs will be now able to receive (OTT) and Hybrid TV (HbbTV) platforms in their screens. The SDK supports also streaming technologies such as 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,” said Aneesh Rajaram, senior VP for TV and devices at Opera Software.
Bulent Celebi, AirTies' chairman, added: “OTT streaming allows operators to address subscribers not reachable by their network and provides HD quality even in limited broadband/internet conditions; and the combination of the Opera and AirTies software stack brings a full featured STB solution with advanced security, HTML5, PVR, VOD, and catch up.”