Opera Software and Discretix Partner to Bring a Full OTT HD Video Experience to Connected TVs

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The partnership offers a fully-integrated HD content protection solution for streaming OTT content on a TV-optimized HTML5 browser platform.

With a field-proven and impressive product portfolio, Discretix’ contribution is essential to ensure robust and rapidly deployable solutions. - Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices, Opera Software

Discretix and Opera Software today announced a partnership to bring secure OTT HD content and services to connected TVs. The integrated Opera - Discretix solution utilizes HTML5 to dramatically reduce the effort needed to support services across multiple home entertainment devices. The fully-tested solution will directly benefit TV and Set-Top-Box (STB) OEMs by expediting their path to market.

The Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK) and Opera TV browser bring the full web-browsing experience to connected TVs. The solution enables OEMs to build HTML5 and CE-HTML rendering, together with adaptive streaming and HbbTV capabilities, into their devices.

Discretix Content Protection portfolio includes the latest version of Microsoft® PlayReady® DRM and HDCP 2 link protection. The solution ensures robust security for premium HD video by utilizing a hardware-assisted implementation, and provides support for both HTML5 and MPEG-DASH multimedia standards. The solution provides powerful content protection measures that allow service providers and content owners to deliver their premium content and applications, securely, over regular internet (OTT), directly to home entertainment devices.

“Having identified content protection as a critical requirement for our STB and TV OEMs, it is important to work with partners like Discretix who can help bring a fully integrated solution to market,” said Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices, Opera Software. “With a field-proven and impressive product portfolio, Discretix’ contribution is essential to ensure robust and rapidly deployable solutions.”

“Many of the leading application developers and service providers – YouTube among them – are utilizing HTML5 and mandate content protection,” said Yossi Hermush, VP Marketing – Content Protection, Discretix. “Our collaboration with Opera’s leading browser platform will assist OEMs to be ready faster, with a fully integrated solution supporting even the most advanced services.”

About Discretix
Discretix' security solutions are deployed in a wide range of consumer electronics devices enabling services and applications, while protecting the device and its contents. Discretix' products include embedded security co-processors and a broad range of security applications. The solutions are tightly integrated into the device, enhancing security without compromising the user experience. Discretix, a privately-owned company, serves the needs of some of the world's best-known semiconductor and device manufacturers and has been consistently ranked among the leaders of the embedded security market. For more information, please visit http://www.discretix.com.

About Opera Software ASA
Tap into the complete suite of tools for creating compelling connected TV experiences. The wqOpera TV ecosystem spans the Opera TV Store app platform, interactive services, Opera TV browser and Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK), with solutions for OEMs, pay-TV operators and content owners. Opera powers the web experience on tens of millions of Smart TVs, set-top boxes and chipsets for more than 50 customers, including Sony, TiVo, Samsung, Philips, TCL and Sharp. Visit http://www.opera.com/tv to learn more about our products or find out how you can work with us.

Opera products enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to discover and connect with the content and services that matter most to them, no matter what device, network or location. In turn, we help advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses. Opera also delivers products and services to more than 120 mobile operators around the world, enabling them to provide a faster, more economical and better network experience to their subscribers.

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 http://www.opera.com.

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