Scores of German-language on-demand videos are set to land on the Opera TV Store app platform, as Opera Software inks an agreement with German motion-picture syndicator Videovalis.
Videovalis capitalized on the free Opera TV Snap technology to transform its online video catalogs into apps for Smart TV devices. Videovalis holds distribution rights for more than 21 regional German broadcasters, as well as producing its own entertainment content. The first batch of 24 Videovalis applications – including VIP News, Kränk, TV Berlin and München TV – have now debuted in the Opera TV Store for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. These news, programming and entertainment apps join more than 20 German-language apps already live in the Opera TV Store.
“The breakthrough Opera TV Snap technology offers broadcasters and video content owners a unique opportunity to re-purpose their video channels already sitting in the cloud, turning them into fully packaged apps optimized for Smart TV devices,” says Daniel Nordberg, Head of Content Acquisition for TV & Devices, Opera Software. “With the Videovalis cooperation, German-speaking viewers of the Opera TV Store can enjoy even more of their favorite local content – on demand and with a regional flavor.”