Pay-TV operators using AirTies devices can now extend their offerings with compelling over-the-top (OTT) and HbbTV video services through their hybrid set-top boxes.
This follows the renewal of an agreement between AirTies, the Turkish maker of wireless and OTT streaming devices, and Opera Software.
The extended agreement ensures that the Opera Devices SDK (Software Development Kit) remains available for the entire AirTies set-top-box (STB) portfolio, ranging from pure OTT/ IPTV STBs to advanced hybrid PVR STBs, as well as next-generation HEVC products. AirTies will also use the latest version of the Opera Devices SDK, the industry’s first Blink-based HTML5 rendering engine, to enable OTT services on its next-generation set-top boxes.
The wireless and OTT streaming devices are targeted at pay-TV operators in the United Kingdom, Nordic countries, Switzerland and the US.
“With the growing demand for IP Video and OTT services globally, we are happy to extend our partnership with AirTies, which we first established back in 2008,” says Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices, Opera Software.