Espial TV Browser Powers the Sharp® Smart TV ExperienceWednesday, June 20th, 2012
Delivers Advanced Web Browsing to Sharp® AQUOS® HDTVs in Japan, China, and North America
OTTAWA — Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the Espial TV Browser has been selected to power new Sharp® AQUOS® LED TVs in Japan, China, and North America, offering consumers the most advanced Smart TV Web experience based on the open source momentum of WebKit and HTML5.
Sharp Corporation (Tokyo:6753) set rigorous requirements for its browser evaluation process, including a customizable user interface, HTML5 standards support for open web browsing, and advanced graphics for compelling content — all using a single browser — spanning different broadcast standards and multiple geographical markets. For Sharp, selecting a single high-performance browser was the key to lowering its cost of ownership and speeding time to market in terms of development, deployment, and support.
“We’re proud to partner with Sharp, a pioneer in leading-edge consumer electronics devices,” said Jaison Dolvane, president and CEO of Espial. “The Espial TV Browser was designed to support the challenging browsing requirements of today’s connected TVs, so it is the perfect solution for providing a unique television experience across such a vast geographical footprint.”