SOURCE: Flingo

Flingo

September 11, 2013 03:00 ET

Opera Adds Hotlist and Samba TV Ads for New Content and Revenue Streams in the Opera TV Store

Partnership With Flingo Places New Smart TV Apps in the Opera TV Store, and Enables Monetization From Major TV Advertisers via Samba TV Ads

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2013) - Flingo (www.flingo.tv), a leading publisher of Smart TV apps and Smart TV advertising, today announced a partnership with Opera Software (www.opera.com) to launch multiple Smart TV apps with Flingo's dynamic ad insertion capabilities. These apps will be available on TVs and devices from leading manufacturers including Sony, TiVo, TCL and HiSense, on which Opera TV products are shipped. The first six apps, including Popular Science, Fitness, Saveur, Fora.tv and CelebTV will be available today, with more apps launching throughout the year.

The partnership will allow TV manufacturers using Opera's TV products to get apps from Flingo's media partners, and will allow all Opera TV developers and ecosystem partners to leverage Samba TV Ads for driving higher advertising revenue.

 "This partnership between Opera and Flingo is a win-win for manufacturers, media partners and users alike," said Daniel Nordberg, Director of Business Development for TV & Devices at Opera Software. "Our OEM customers can expect more content to meet the growing consumer demand and new revenue streams to transform the manufacturing business."

"A number of major manufacturers have selected Opera's TV platform to make the migration to HTML5 a seamless reality," said Ashwin Navin, CEO and co-founder of Flingo. "We are excited to leverage Opera's runtime to transform the TV experience for both streaming video and even traditional TV programming in the future."

About Flingo
Founded in 2008, Flingo delivers a more engaging TV experience through its portfolio of applications and TV platform technologies. Flingo publishes more Smart TV apps than any other company in the world and is a product and service of Free Stream Media Corp. Flingo's automatic content recognition (ACR) platform, Samba, seamlessly connects Smart TVs, laptops or tablets and mobile phones via a web browser to instantly deliver contextually relevant information to viewer's second screens. Flingo is currently available on over 30 million screens, in 118 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit http://flingo.tv, or follow @FlingoTV on Twitter.

About Opera Software ASA
Opera products enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to discover and connect with the content and services that matter most to them, no matter what device, network or location. In turn, we help advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses. Opera also delivers products and services to more than 120 mobile operators around the world, enabling them to provide a faster, more economical and better network experience to their subscribers. From family photos and funny videos to business ideas that change the world economy, the internet has always been about discovery. Whether you are a consumer getting online for the first time, or a multinational corporation trying to reach the right audience, Opera can help you discover more online. Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. 'Opera', 'Opera Software', 'Opera Mini' and the 'O' logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

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