Digital TV News: Espial

Espial and Harmonic partner to provide complete end-to-end TVaaS
Jul 31, 2018 – Espial has announced a partnership with Harmonic. As part of the deal, Espial’s Elevate SaaS video platform will integrate Harmonic’s VOS 360 media processing SaaS, providing MVPDs with an end-to-end solution for IP and OTT services.
News categories: Espial, Harmonic, Jaison Dolvane, Eric Armstrong, Rich Fickle, Gary Shorman, Content Distribution, Digital TV, IPTV, OTT, USA, Worldwide

Conway signs up for Espial's SaaS video platform
Jul 10, 2018 – Espial has announced that Conway Corporation, a provider of internet, digital TV, telephone, home monitoring, and utilities to customers in Conway, Arkansas has signed an agreement to license Espial’s Elevate SaaS video platform.
News categories: Espial, Conway Corp, Matt James, Bret Carroll, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

Hiawatha Broadband Communications selects Espial’s Elevate platform
May 14, 2018 – Espial has announced that Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) has expanded its affiliation with Espial to offer App-based IPTV and OTT services to set-tops, mobile phones, tablets, and streaming players including Roku, in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
News categories: Espial, Hiawatha, Matt James, Jim Kronebusch, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Mobile, USA

Eagle Communications licenses Espial Elevate SaaS video platform
May 7, 2018 – Espial has announced that Eagle Communications has signed an agreement to license Espial’s Elevate SaaS video platform. With Elevate, video customers get a branded intuitive experience, advanced voice control, and access to OTT services.
News categories: Espial, Eagle Communications, Matt James, Travis Kohlrus, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Middleware, USA

U.S. viewing habits settling as spending and multiplatform usage drop
Apr 5, 2018 – Research from Parks Associates shows that U.S. broadband households report their average monthly expenditure on video entertainment outside of a pay-TV subscription has dropped from $29 in the past two years to $23 in the last half of 2017.
News categories: Parks Associates, Brett Sappington, Hunter Sappington, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, PAYTV19, USA

21% of U.S. pay TV households buy SVOD through their pay TV provider
Mar 28, 2018 – Research from Parks Associates shows that 21% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers say they subscribe to an online video service through their pay-TV provider, up from 10% a year ago. The research firm attributes this jump to the increasing number of partnerships between pay-TV and OTT providers.
News categories: Parks Associates, Brett Sappington, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, PAYTV19, USA

Buckeye signs Elevate SaaS agreement with Espial
Feb 11, 2018 – Espial has announced that Buckeye Broadband has signed an agreement to license Espial’s Elevate SaaS video platform. With Elevate, video customers get an immersive experience, advanced voice control, and easy access to OTT services including Netflix and YouTube.
News categories: Espial, Buckeye Broadband, Matt James, Jeff Abbas, Cable TV, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

Espial signs large North American cable operator
Feb 7, 2018 – Espial has announced that a North American Cable Operator with over 1 million video subscribers has signed a SaaS agreement for the Elevate SaaS video platform. Elevate allows operators to manage, deliver and monetize video experiences.
News categories: Espial, Jaison Dolvane, Cable TV, Content Distribution, USA

Utah's SFCN powers video services with Espial cloud platform
Jan 23, 2018 – Espial has announced that Spanish Fork Community Network (SFCN) is powering its video services with the Elevate Cloud based SaaS solution. SFCN is a leading operator in Utah providing television, broadband and voice services.
News categories: Espial, Spanish Fork, Matt James, John Bowcut, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Mobile, USA