Opera and GooMe partner for hybrid TV

Opera Software, the Norwegian based browser company, and GooMe Interactive, an Over-The-Top (OTT) media solutions provider, have announced a strategic technology partnership.

The companies plan to deliver modular Web-based solutions for experiencing TV, Web and home media for the set-top box and DTV industry via IPTV and/or hybrid IP/Broadcast delivery by combining Opera’s Devices SDK with GooMe’s OTT media solution.

“Opera and GooMe share a vision of how to bring the Web, added-value media content, and Internet services to TV screens,” said Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder, Opera Software, in a statement. “We both place high priority on adhering to open standards while at the same time offering a premium user experience and helping our customers’ shorten their time to market.”

“The cross-platform Opera–GooMe modular solution will be easily portable to any browser-powered device, thus creating a real opportunity for ‘TV Anywhere’ convergence,” added Danny Peled, CEO and founder, GooMe Interactive. “With major initiatives such as HbbTV and OIPF shaping the future of digital TV, Opera and GooMe expect to see solutions such as this take the IPTV and hybrid markets by storm in 2010.”