Skyworth goes global with Opera

January 19, 2014 19.14 Europe/London By Robert Briel

opera-tv-snapChinese TV manufactuer Skyworth has selected the full suite of Opera TV solutions for its smart TVs.

After achieving No.1 domestic TV market share in China, Skyworth now has its eyes on the global smart TV market by launching its new Smart TV models powered by the Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK), Opera TV Store and Opera TV browser. The first model equipped with Opera TV solutions is the Skyworth 39E36. It will be available in Latin America from Q2 2014 and soon after to other regions.

Skyworth 39E36 will feature a variety of local TV channels and online content from Latin America customised for TV screens through the HTML5-based Opera TV Store, including Abril (Info and Quatro Rodas), TeleSur, CNN Expansión and more.

“The future of TV will be built on open web standards. More and more developers are launching HTML5-based TV apps to offer a seamless interactive experience,” said Sun Weizhong, VP of Skyworth TV.

“With the full suite of Opera TV solutions, we are able to strengthen our Smart TV offerings by delivering the best web content to our customers. The Opera TV Store fully supports HTML5 and helps us bring rich, quality online content to TVs.”

“The Opera Devices SDK, Opera TV Store, and Opera TV browser provide TV, set-top-box and media player manufacturers everything they need to bring the web to TV screens. We simplify the complexity by supporting a wide set of standards and creating a user-friendly interface for TV viewers,” added Aneesh Rajaram, SVP for TV and Devices, Opera Software.

“Opera’s TV products greatly shorten the time to market for OEMs. We are very proud to have Skyworth on board, giving millions of new viewers front-row access to popular internet content on their TVs. This also immensely extends the reach for brands and content publishers on the Opera TV Store.”

Opera’s TV solutions are available on more than 50 brands, including Altech, Bang & Olufsen, Loewe, Philips, Sharp, Sony, Samsung, Vestel and other TV brands from China, including Changhong, Hisense, Konka, and TCL.