Espial Powers KPU Telecommunications On-Demand Video Services

Monday, August 29th, 2011 
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Espial MediaBase Now Integrated With Nokia Siemens Networks IPTV Middleware

OTTAWA, Ontario — Espial® (TSX:ESP), a leader in On-Demand TV solutions, announces today that KPU Telecommunications is now delivering premium on-demand video services to its IPTV subscribers in Ketchikan, Alaska using Espial MediaBase and Nokia Siemens Networks IPTV Middleware. KPU Telecommunications is one of three divisions of Ketchikan Public Utilities. KPU delivers some of the most advanced communications products available in the marketplace, including high-definition digital television, video on demand, extensive local television content, broadband internet, business communication systems and local phone service. KPU offers services over an active fiber to the home network capable of up to 1 Gigabit per second speeds in addition to it’s copper based network.

  • Espial MediaBase is selected by KPU Telcommunications to provide premium on-demand video services to its IPTV customers in Ketchikan, Alaska. Using Espial MediaBase, KPU Telcommunications is now providing video-on-demand (VOD) and other on-demand services to subscriber.
  • KPU Telcommunications selected Espial MediaBase for its proven track record across dozens of global implementations, integration with Nokia Siemens IPTV middleware and excellent cost to performance ratio using commercial-off-the-shelf hardware.
  • Nokia Siemens Networks IPTV Middleware offers an open environment that allows KPU to tailor its TV services and encourages third-party developers to create their own rich media and Web 2.0 applications that integrate with the operator’s IPTV system quickly and cost effectively.

“We’re excited to help KPU Telecommunications deliver premium on-demand video services though our integration with Nokia Siemens Networks IPTV Middleware” said Peter Szalay, VP Sales – North America, Espial. “With the excellent cost to performance ratio of Espial MediaBase, KPU Telecommunications is set to continue growing their IPTV subscribers, driving new revenues with a low total cost of ownership.”

“We went to market to select a VOD system and were impressed with the performance, reliability and capabilities of Espial MediaBase” said Van Abbott, Telecommunications Division Manager, KPU Telecommunications. “With Espial MediaBase, we’ve been able to bring network-based DVR and VOD services to our customers more quickly than we planned.”