Kaon Media Cuts Time-to-Market by Selecting Vewd

Leading set-top box manufacturer to adopt latest HTML5 SDK and key modules

OSLO, Norway – October 4, 2017 –Vewd (formerly Opera TV), the global market leader in enabling OTT, today announced that Kaon Media, South Korea’s leading set-top box manufacturer, has selected Vewd products for its next generation of set-top boxes.

Kaon selected Vewd for two reasons: its abilityto cut time-to-market significantly – from months to weeks – and Vewd’s out-of-the-box support for the leading OTT services pay-TV operators want to offer.

Kaon Media is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of set-top boxes, shipping their products to more than 150 operators in 90 countries. With this agreement, Kaon Media will integrate Vewd Core, the market-leading HTML5 SDK deployed on nearly 50 million devices each year, to offer their operator customers the industry’s most robust and reliable OTT solution.

“Pay-TV operators need their set-top boxes to deliver the experiences consumers demand today, whether they consume traditional broadcast content or OTT content,” said Chulmin Kim, CTO, Kaon Media. “Working with Vewd lets us bring this functionality to some of the industry’s most-deployed set-top boxes, and because we’re working with Vewd, we know that we’ll have both fast time-to-market and unparalleled support.”

Kaon selected Vewd Core along with the Media Player Module, which together will enable their set-top boxes to support leading OTT applications and interactive TV services delivered over linear streams.

“The pay TV industry is demanding more features and functionality from their set-top boxes, and Kaon Media is positioning themselves at the forefront of this change,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Vewd. “We’re honored to have our software be part of their offering, which will now open the door for over 100 pay-TV operators enjoy quality and flexibility in offering the latest in OTT services and content to their subscribers.”

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.

About Kaon Media

A global leader in providing Pay TV and broadband network solutions, Kaon Media is dedicated to developing both innovative HW and SW solutions to keep pace in this fast-evolving industry.

Kaon Media has been providing its solutions to more than 150 operators in around 90 countries, with a global presence in more than 21 countries.

As a market leading innovative partner, Kaon Media is uniquely suited to bring advanced solutions to the connected home industry.  

Media Contact:

Thomas Ford
Vewd
Phone: +47 4865 4315
Email: thomas@vewd.com

Jennifer S. HAN
KAONMEDIA CO., LTD.
Phone: +82-31-724-8500
Email: jennifer.han@kaonmedia.com