SAN FRANCISCO, June 13 - OpenTV Corp. (NASDAQ:OPTV), a leading provider of solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive television, today announced availability of the OpenTV Integrated Browser(TM) validation platform on Windows® XP for content providers of TVPS's (Japan TV Portal Service) "acTVila."
OpenTV's browser has been used widely by Matsushita (MEI) and also JVC's digital TVs, and has been established as the de facto standard for MEI's Tnavi(TM) browser. TVPS, which has consolidated TV portals such as Tnavi, launched the acTVila portal in February 2007 as a common TV portal. OpenTV Integrated Browser, designed for the Japanese interactive television market in conjunction with MEI, has now been enhanced to support this new and strategic industry portal. Because it meets the browser specifications set by Networked Digital Television, which is referenced by TVPS, OpenTV is able to give content providers a standard browser development platform that can be used to create and validate their own content. OpenTV Integrated Browser validation platform is developed for Windows for accessibility and ease of use on the PC. This is provided free of charge by OpenTV on request and will be available on June 21, 2007.
"Successful commercial deployment of TVPS's acTVila portal is dependent on how its content can be viewed correctly across different sets of TVs. This new tool now allows content providers to do that validation using the familiar Windows XP system," said Arata Hirao, General Manager of OpenTV Japan K.K. "OpenTV's Integrated Browser is already used as a standard browser in the majority of digital TV browsers in the market. By extending its support to acTVila and by providing its validation platform, OpenTV has achieved a new level of leadership in digital TV portal market. We will continue to enhance our browser platform as digital TV moves forward."
The acTVila portal is already available on major brands of digital TVs such as MEI, Sony, Sharp, JVC, Eizo, and Funai, and it is expected that other home appliance manufacturers will release their own acTVila-compliant TVs in 2007 to 2008.
OpenTV is one of the world's leading providers of solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive television. The company's software has been integrated in over 88 million digital set-top boxes and digital televisions around the world. The software enables enhanced program guides, video-on-demand, personal video recording, enhanced television, interactive shopping, interactive and addressable advertising, games and gaming and a variety of consumer care and communication applications. For more information, please visit www.opentv.com/.
Source: OpenTV Corp.
CONTACT: Barbara Cassidy, +1-415-962-5000, Barbara.Cassidy@opentv.com,
or Naoko Aoki, +81 3 3515 1070, Marketing.Japan@opentv.com, both of OpenTV Corp.;
or Lisa Ruiz Rogers, +1-323-866-6059, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Shirley Wong Walker, +86 21 6133 8591, email@example.com, both of Manning Selvage & Lee, for OpenTV Corp.
Web site: http://www.opentv.com/