Ocean Blue Software and Opera Unite for Internet TV Solution

Ocean Blue Software and Opera Software are proud to announce a joint collaboration to deliver a fully integrated DVB Web-based solution for offering advanced digital TV capabilities such as Internet-based streaming of TV content.

Ocean Blue Software and Opera Unite for Internet TV Solution
Bristol, United Kingdom, September 10, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Ocean Blue Software has selected the Opera Devices SDK and integrated it to its mature DVB software stack, Sunrise. This innovative development will enable Ocean Blue to supply customers with a turnkey Internet TV solution offering advanced functionality in a time and cost effective manner.

Ocean Blue clients will be able to produce solutions for set-top-boxes and iDTVs with full Web browsing capability, allowing access to sites such as YouTube, Flicker and “watch again” services, alongside the linear broadcast. Thanks to Opera Devices SDK technology, this will all be delivered via a consistent user interface, irrespective of the content delivery platform being used.

“Ocean Blue’s products and Opera Devices SDK are at the forefront of digital TV experience. The integration of both technologies will provide consumers with a greater choice of TV content and Internet functionality. We can now offer a compelling end-user experience, delivering Internet and broadcast content in a seamless manner.” commented Ken Helps, CEO of Ocean Blue.

“Our partnership with Ocean Blue Software addresses the promise of a seamless and elegant integration of both IP and DTV “worlds” in hybrid TVs and set-top-boxes, one of the key elements that will bring the best of the Web right into the living room, said Jean-Christophe Vuillot, Director Product Management, Mobile & Devices, Opera Software.

A demonstration of the development, which will form part of the Ocean Blue Horizon suite of internet TV offerings, will be on display for the first time at IBC September 11-15; Stand 5.A12.


About Ocean Blue Software
Ocean Blue Software is based in Bristol and Hong Kong and specialises in the development, distribution and support of world-class software solutions, which are incorporated into Digital TV consumer electronics products, present in the Digital Home.

Ocean Blue’s software products stand out in terms of maturity, usability, operability and adherence to international digital broadcast standards, notably DVB and DTG. Ocean Blue is active in both DTG and DVB groups, assisting in the development of industry software standards. Ocean Blue’s new software developments include support for High Definition TV broadcasts and for Digital Video Recorders (DVR), DVB-H, DVB-SH and MHEG.

For more information visit www.oceanbluesoftware.co.uk

About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera's cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world.
The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com

Ocean Blue Software Contact:

Laura Buck
Sales and Marketing
Email: laura.buck@oceanbluesoftware.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1179 722753

Opera Software Contact:

Julie Sajnani
Communications Manager
Email: julies@opera.com
Tel: +47 2369 3355
Mob: +47 9710 2027
Ocean Blue Software
Laura Buck
+44 (0)1179 722753