St. Petersburg, February 2014 – SPB TV has won at the Top Apps Awards, which are run by one of the world’s leading app stores, Opera Mobile Store.
Every year, Opera Mobile Store holds the Top Apps Awards among apps developers. The winners are chosen based on an open vote by users.
In 2013, some 210,000 applications competed for Top Apps Awards in 18 categories. SPB TV's client applications for Android and Blackberry, designed for viewing TV channels on the screens of mobile devices, won the multimedia category, and its Symbian application won in the entertainment category, having received the most downloads.
“The SPB TV application lets you watch TV in a very easy and convenient way. Maybe this is the reason why its number of viewers has reached 30 million people worldwide. We are constantly increasing our content and improving the application, and we are more than happy to receive the award from Opera Mobile Store, proving that we are headed in the right direction,” said Kirill Filippov, SPB TV’s general director.
The Opera Mobile Store is a platform-independent browser-based application store for mobile-phone owners and a digital application distribution platform for developers.
Opera Software Company, the producer of Opera, Opera Mobile and Opera Mini browsers, started the project in March 2011.
SPB TV is one of the world's leading providers of end-to-end OTT TV, IP TV and mobile TV solutions for video content delivery to multi-screen devices. SPB TV's solutions for mobile TV are implemented by major mobile operators, including MTS, Beeline and StarHub, and have received recognition from mobile device producers the world over.
SPB TV developed the Amediateka Project, marking a breakthrough in the distribution of high-quality legal video content in Russia, as well as providing the project's technical support for the Amedia company. The high quality of the company's technological solutions has been honored by numerous prestigious international awards, including the CSI Awards, the TV Technology Europe STAR Awards, the Russian Mobile VAS Awards, the Mobile Entertainment Awards, the Google Developer Challenge and others. The company's user application, SPB TV, is available on all mobile operating systems, and its viewing audience has reached 30 million worldwide.