Opera launches AdMarvel for connected TVs

admarvel-for-connected-tvsOpera Mediaworks, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, has announced its next-generation ad platform for connected TVs.

Dubbed AdMarvel for Connected TVs, the platform will provide publishers and advertisers a dynamic, rich ad-serving platform combined with sophisticated ad exchange, ad serving and ad management functionality on connected TVs.

This platform will help publishers and developers find the right buyers at the right price for their inventory, as well as enabling agencies and brands to connect with their audiences on the yet-unexplored, but fast-growing, TV platform. F

AdMarvel, Opera Mediaworks’ ad-serving and mediation platform, has already built an impressive list of technology and demand partners through its certification programme for mobile and tablet platforms. With this announcement, AdMarvel is beginning to extend this certification into connected TVs.

Early partners who are working with the AdMarvel for Connected TV platform are video ad networks such as Brightroll, TubeMogul, Videology, iVdopia, SpotXchange, as well as Opera Mediaworks’ Mobile Theory premium ad network, to extend video advertising across the AdMarvel publisher base into connected TVs.

The Opera Devices SDK, a framework for OEMs to develop or deploy user interfaces, applications or browsers, is used by some of the top device makers worldwide, including Sony, Toshiba, Sharp, Phillips, Boxee and MediaTek.

The Opera TV Store is an HTML-5 based app store for TVs and ships on Sony Bravia TVs, Blu-ray disc players and devices such as TCL, Humax and MediaTek. AdMarvel for Connected TVs will power all platforms, including, but not limited to, the Opera Devices SDK and the Opera TV Store, as well as different ad formats that run on connected TV platforms.

Collectively, the Opera Devices SDK and the Opera TV Store run on more than 50 million devices worldwide.

“As connected TV households worldwide reach critical mass in the coming couple of years, the TV screen will become the next frontier in delivering relevant advertising to consumers,” says Mahi de Silva, CEO, Opera Mediaworks. “Opera Mediaworks provides the necessary technology and expertise to publishers and advertisers in meeting their goals on mobile, tablet and, now, connected TV.”