Opera brings the world of apps to Sony TVs in Mexico

Opera Software today announced that the Opera TV Store is now being shipped on Sony’s connected Blu-ray players and Home Theater Systems with Blu-Ray Player throughout Mexico, giving consumers a smooth TV navigation experience and putting a variety of apps at their fingertips.

The HTML5-powered Opera TV Store is a complete app store that offers users a wide selection of high-quality and easy-to-navigate web apps. Combine that with the renowned quality and sharpness of Sony‘s Blu-ray players and Home Theatre Systems with Blu-Ray Player and you get a world of relevant content with an unsurpassable TV-viewing experience.

Apart from carrying popular apps such as 25 Square Puzzle, Bubbles, Sudoku, Solitaire and Backgammon, the Opera TV Store in Mexico will enable seamless interaction between the handset and the devices that will allow the user to seize the full potential of the application.

For developers, this collaboration between Opera and Sony gives a great opportunity to reach out to the millions of Sony Blu-ray, Home Theater Systems with Blu-Ray Player and Opera TV Store users with their unique content and apps. The ability to display ads will enable publishers and content providers to inject pre-roll ads and monetize their apps. Developers will also find it very easy to develop apps with Opera’s TV Emulator.

For more information on how to get your app in the Opera TV Store, visit: http://www.opera.com/business/tv/store/develop/

“We at Sony continue to move forward with our strategy to deliver more content to our customers and are proud to partner with Opera Software and include the Opera Store in our Blu-ray players and in our Home Theaters with Blu-ray Player. The Mexican market increasingly demands new entertainment options in a relaxed and uncomplicated atmosphere, and we are certain that the Opera applications are an excellent choice,” said Sergio Galván, Marketing Director for Sony Home Entertainment Mexico.

“We are excited to work with one of the world’s topmost TV manufacturers to bring superior HTML5-based technology and content to users in Mexico,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “This is one more achievement for Opera to work with one of the world’s most innovative companies, now in the TV apps space.”

About Sony

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.

About Opera Software ASA

The worldwide World Wide Web — any device, any platform, any bandwidth, absolutely anywhere in the world. Opera Software was founded in 1994, based on the idea that access to the web should be a universal right. 270 million people (and counting) use the Opera web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs and other connected devices. Opera also delivers tools, distribution, engagement, monetization and market insights to developers, publishers and brands around the world. We are passionate about breaking down barriers, so everyone can share in the power of the internet. Our vision of one web for all remains at the heart of what we do, because we believe that participation changes everything. Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. ‘Opera’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Opera Mini’ and the ‘O’ logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

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