Opera launches HTML5 TV rendering engine at IBC

OperaTV-IBCOpera has launched its HTML5 TV rendering engine at IBC 2014The Opera Devices SDK 4.2 which also features a new internet browser: the Opera TV browser. (Image source: Opera)Opera launched HTML5 TV rendering engine at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) held in Amsterdam between 12-16 September 2014

The industry’s first Blink-based engine for Smart TV products is getting a major upgrade will be upgraded to offer support for devices based on the Android and RDK (Reference Design Kit) operating systems moves from beta to production, linking the SDK’s support for Linux-based devices, according to Opera.

New features of the Opera Devices SDK 4.2 include support for Timed Text Markup Language (TTML), according to a Smart TV Alliance specification and support for multiple video, audio and text tracks for better rendering of subtitles and languages, the company said.

Opera will also provide support for additional connected-TV device platforms is also new in the latest version of the Opera Devices SDK.

The additional platforms have been rolled out to meet the demands of pay-TV operators and retail OEMs, aiming to bring online services, applications and HbbTV to their platforms.

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Opera will enable more than 350mn Internet consumers to discover and connect content and services, it said.

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