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: Opera supports ToshibaaEUR(TM)s HbbTV success in Europe
[September 16, 2010]

: Opera supports ToshibaaEUR(TM)s HbbTV success in Europe

Sep 16, 2010 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Oslo, Norway and Tokyo, Japan aEUR" Opera Software today announced that the Opera browser will be on Toshiba Corporations latest HbbTVs in Europe, the REGZA VL and WV series.

HbbTV was unveiled last summer in Europe to combine broadband and broadcast technology for a seamless, new entertainment experience. Having strong support for web standards within a TV-based browser is essential for leveraging existing Internet content and services. Toshibas popular TV range, combined with the Opera browser, will bring a richer living-room experience to European consumers.

The Internet offers an almost infinite supply of content to enjoy, says Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer, Opera Software. By combining it with TV, there is no limit to what users can enjoy on HbbTV. Opera believes HbbTV is the future of TV, and we will continue to develop the best browser for it.

The customized browser is based on the Opera Devices SDK, which uses the same core architecture as the Opera desktop browser. Users in the United Kingdom have the added benefit of having access to the BBC iPlayer on their televisions.

About Toshiba Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$68 billion). Visit Toshibas web site at

About Opera Software ASA Opera Software ASA has redefined web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Operas cross-platform web-browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA.

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