REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Net2TV Corporation and Opera Software are teaming up to deliver a new lineup of streaming TV shows to viewers using the popular Opera TV store on Sony, Samsung, Hisense, RCA and TiVo devices. Under this agreement, programs distributed by Net2TV’s Portico TV service, including free-to-watch, full-length shows from Time, Popular Science, Better Homes and Garden and Cooking Light, are available immediately on Sony, Hisense, RCA and TiVo devices, and later this summer on Samsung Blu-Ray players. The agreement affects approximately 430 models of TVs and other streaming devices.
“Opera TV enables millions of viewers to discover programs that matter to them,” said Tom Morgan, founder and CEO of Net2TV Corp. “This partnership with Opera Software fits in with our goal of helping our partners expand their streaming TV audience, while also helping viewers find streaming programming they want from brands they know and love.”
“Net2TV’s Portico TV service provides a new level of lean-back, special-interest programs from major media brands and upstarts,” said Daniel Nordberg, Head of Content Acquisition for Opera Software. “These programs help round out the streaming TV experience for viewers by providing special-interest programs in areas where viewers have great interest and passion.”
Net2TV’s Portico TV series include “Better Homes and Gardens,” “A Closer Look with the AP,” “Cooking Light,” “Cycle World,” “Field & Stream,” “Inside Golf,” “Newsy in 30,” “PEOPLE This Week,” “Popular Science,” “Saveur,” “Southern Living,” “Sports Illustrated,” “The Week in TIME,” and “World Eats.” All shows are updated weekly with the exception of news programs, which are updated daily.
Net2TV curates short-form videos from its media partners and packages the videos into full 30-minute television programs with dynamic advertising for tablets, smart phones and smart TVs, connected TVs, cable set-top boxes, and mobile devices.
Net2TV Corporation is a streaming television company that provides partners with distribution, curation, monetization and strategic guidance to build successful streaming video businesses. The company works with media brands and emerging independents and reaches viewers via 2.2 billion mobile devices, 2 billion browsers and 47 million connected TV screens. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix. Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit www.net2tv.com.
About Opera TV
The Opera TV portfolio powers rich web experiences on tens of millions of Smart TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players and chipsets for more than 60 customers, including Sony, TiVo, Samsung, Swisscom, TCL and RCA. Tap into the complete suite of tools for creating compelling connected-TV experiences. The Opera TV ecosystem spans the Opera TV Store app platform with hundreds of entertaining apps tailor-made for TV, Opera Devices SDK (software development kit) for creating and rendering HTML5-based user interfaces, and the Opera TV browser for reaching the full web. Opera TV offers solutions for OEMs, pay-TV operators, broadcasters and content publishers. With the Opera Mediaworks advertising platform, Opera TV can help monetize and drive traffic to content through an end-to-end advertising solution. Visit www.opera.com/tv/ to learn more.