Opera TV is Now Vewd

Unveils New Brand Identity and Latest Innovations at IBC 2017

Building on Opera TV’s legacy, Vewd sets out to expand its leadership position in enabling entertainment through extraordinary OTT solutions.

AMSTERDAM--()--IBC Opera TV, the global market leader in enabling OTT, today introduced its new brand identity, including a logo and website, meant to better illustrate the company’s mission to enable entertainment everywhere through extraordinary OTT products and services. Vewd will officially launch at IBC from September 15-19, where it will also showcase enhancements to its core technology and preview its latest breakthrough products.

“Today is a milestone for Vewd as we step out with our own brand that expresses our primary goal: enabling content to be viewed everywhere”

Since its early beginnings more than 15 years ago at Opera Software, Vewd set its course to pioneer industry-first products for smart TVs, set-top boxes, and content providers. Vewd's team was acknowledged for delivering the browser engine in the Nintendo Wii, and shortly after for enabling the world's first smart TV, launched by Philips. Vewd Core, formerly known as the Opera TV SDK, has become the most deployed HTML5 SDK in the industry. Shipping on nearly 50 million devices each year and more than 200 million devices in total, Vewd is the world's largest connected TV device ecosystem.

As it enters the market with a new name and visual identity, Vewd continues to spearhead the industry’s transition to OTT. Vewd remains committed to leading the market with products and services that facilitate simple, reliable experiences for customers, partners and viewers. By enabling more than 1500 leading OTT apps and services, and offering over two million indexed videos through the Vewd App Store, Vewd connects consumers anywhere to the content they love.

“Today is a milestone for Vewd as we step out with our own brand that expresses our primary goal: enabling content to be viewed everywhere,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Vewd. “Our new visual identity highlights the universal elements of our industry – a play button, a screen, and the fragmented content landscape. While today is day one for Vewd, we build on our legacy as long-time leaders in OTT and remain committed not only to strengthen that position but push ourselves and our industry forward even faster.”

Vewd will exhibit at IBC from September 15-19 at RAI Amsterdam, Hall 14, Stand A20. Attendees are welcome to join and try out our latest products on display, including:

  • Vewd Program Guide, the first fully scalable, modular and flexible program guide that seamlessly mixes broadcast, live streams, and catalog content;
  • New features leveraging the latest HbbTV standards, including dynamic content insertion and media synchronization, along with groundbreaking use cases which will be shown in partnership with the BBC and IRT;
  • Vewd App Store 2.1, now including the most demanded premium apps, and further supported by the industry's most advanced TV App toolkit, Vewd Snap 3.0;

Learn more about Vewd by visiting us at http://vewd.com.

About Vewd

Vewd is the global leader in enabling entertainment, connecting consumers anywhere to the content they love. By enabling OTT on nearly 50 million connected devices each year, Vewd leads the way in defining the future of entertainment. Our suite of products and services are crafted to simplify complexity and offer solutions that unite the entire value chain, from silicon vendors to end users. Vewd products are used by market leaders such as Samsung, Sony, Verizon, and TiVo. Follow us, as we make OTT extraordinary. Visit us at vewd.com.

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Thomas Ford, +47 4865 4315
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