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SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Opera Software (OSEBX: OPERA) and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television entertainment, today announced a technology integration to enhance the power of web technologies on TiVo devices with the Opera Devices SDK, as well as open up the world of HTML5 TV apps through the Opera TV Store. This partnership will enable TiVo to bring the latest and greatest of the web and HTML5 content to cable operator customers and consumers, including business, entertainment, fashion, sports and gaming news, content and more, as well as provide developers with an SDK to create new apps for the TiVo platform for the App Store that TiVo is planning to launch later this year.

TiVo's operator customers who are shipping TiVo devices based on the Roamio platform will be able to offer popular apps and content to their consumers through the Opera TV Store. This combination will prove powerful for Opera and TiVo who both have ambitions to empower the pay-TV operator market with over-the-top (OTT) web content currently available on retail devices.

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8/30/2013 | 5:40:57 PM
The important thing here is the support of DIAL
DIAL is the standard behind the Google ChromeCast, where you login to a service on your phone, startup a video, and then hit a button to transfer the video to the ChromeCast.  With Opera's help, the Roamio can do the same thing.  So you bring up the YouTube app on your phone, start playing a video you like, and then switch the playback to your TiVo instead. 
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