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Faster TTM for OTT Services with Wiztivi & Vewd

OSLO, Norway – September 16, 2017 – Vewd (formerly Opera TV), the global market leader in enabling OTT, today announced a partnership with Wiztivi, a leader in multiscreen UIs for operators and media groups, that will offer pay-TV operators peace-of-mind and radically faster time-to-market when selecting Wiztivi’s UI framework through the following initiatives:

  • Wiztivi has optimized their UI framework for the Vewd SDK, so operators can expect Wiztivi’s TIMELESSUI® to perform well across tens of millions of Vewd-powered devices, including low-power devices.
  • Vewd has certified Wiztivi’s UI framework, so pay-TV operators can trust that apps and middleware UIs using Wiztivi’s UI framework will have optimized memory handling, crisp animations which enable an immersive consumer experience.

“Our partnership with Wiztivi gives us a fully validated and tested UI solution designed for mass scale,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Vewd. “Pay-tv operators have stringent performance requirements which this partnership addresses head on by leveraging a pre-optimized framework that gives smooth animations and robust cross-platform support, including devices with minimal processing power.”

Working together, Wiztivi and Vewd have created a strong standards-based software stack for pay TV operators. Vewd currently works with more than 50 of the world’s leading pay-TV operators, while Wiztivi works with some of the top names in pay-TV including SFR, Orange, TF1, M6, Canal+, Viacom, Vodafone Group and Virgin (UK).

“With Vewd, we can help pay-TV operators everywhere offer the innovative product experience consumers expect today,” said Manuel Dujardin, CTO at Wiztivi. “Vewd’s SDK handles the heavy lifting of enabling OTT through reliably rendering UI’s and streaming video, while we layer on an intuitive, gorgeous user experience branded for each partner.”

A live demo of the Vewd Core SDK with the Wiztivi TIMELESSUI® will be shown this year during IBC in Amsterdam from September 14 to 18, 2017. You can find the Vewd team in Hall 14, Stand A20 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre. Wiztivi’s TIMELESSUI® listed as Best Interactive TV technology or application during  the CSI Awards 2017.

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, TiVo and many more. Follow us, as we make OTT extraordinary. Visit us at vewd.com.