Vewd is to receive a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for its work on HTML5 for the presentation of online content on the TV screen.
The Norwegian firm’s honour in the “HTML5 Development and Deployment of a Full TV Experience on Any Device” category comes for its work in developing products based on web standards that have enabled the the mass deployment of OTT, Hybrid TV and full television experiences.
There are now 300 million connected TV devices from more than 50 customers that benefit from Vewd products.
The award will be presented at the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards, which take place at the NAB Show in April.
“While we’d always be grateful to our customers and partners around the world who have placed their trust in our products for over a decade, today we’d like to specially honour and celebrate our employees, who contribute relentlessly to building and deploying products that realise our global mission,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Vewd. This recognition by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences affirms our commitment to broadening our product portfolio to take the future of television to greater heights.”
Vewd, the former Opera TV, delivered the browser engine in the Nintendo Wii, enabled the world’s first smart TV, launched by Philips, and its product Vewd Core has become the most deployed HTML5 SDK in the industry.