Opera TV SDK Powers Humax’s Freeview Play Set-top box

Opera TV SDK Powers Humax’s Freeview Play Set-top box Image Credit: Opera

Opera TV announces that its HbbTV 2.0 SDK will see its first live deployment in Humax’s new set-top boxes, a Freeview-Play-enabled device. Opera said that the Freeview Play service on Humax set-top boxes uses the latest HbbTV specification, giving U.K. viewers easy access to both linear and on-demand content, including catch-up TV services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, Channel 4’s All 4, and Channel 5’s Demand 5. 

The SDK is designed to bring the industry’s latest HTML5 capabilities to TV, and includes Opera's Unified Video Architecture (UVA), which supports all major video streaming standards in use by content owners, including the playback of popular consumer OTT services.

HbbTV 2.0 use of HTML5 aligns it with modern internet standards, which enables broadcasters to offer their viewers advanced experiences for digital streaming over linear programming. Opera’s HbbTV 2.0 SDK is built on top of Opera’s TV SDK, which is highly optimized for Smart TV and set-top box hardware and supports a wide range of standards and use cases.


Graham North, Commercial Director, Humax
The Opera TV SDK has been deployed on millions of Humax set-top boxes since 2011. Opera and Humax were once again quick to adapt to new market developments, making us the first to bring consumers advanced products with superior performance.

Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV and Devices at Opera
Opera TV continues to work hard to empower content owners, device manufacturers and service providers to offer the most compelling proposition for their consumers. And, with HbbTV 2.0 now live in the market, we expect more OEMs and set-top box manufacturers to deploy this standard in the coming months.


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