OpenTV has extended its agreement with Australian subscription television company Austar for a further five years in a deal that includes the development of a suite of enhanced television applications.

OpenTV will also provide up to six enhanced broadcast applications for Sports Active and an updated interactive weather application in association with The Weather Channel.

“Subscribers are the ultimate benefactors, as our lineup of interactive services will be fortified with even more great products and applications,” said John Porter, chief executive of Austar.