Espial TV Browser Powers Mitsubishi STB for NTT Plala IPTV ServiceTuesday, September 25th, 2012
Featuring HTML5 and a Powerful WebKit Engine, Espial TV Browser Optimizes Interactive TV Content and OTT Web Video
OTTAWA — Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the Espial TV Browser has been selected to power Mitsubishi Electric’s latest set-top boxes (STBs) deployed by NTT Plala, a leader in the Japanese IPTV market, to deliver a more compelling IPTV service to its customers. Leveraging a sophisticated range of features and technologies, the Espial TV Browser enables NTT Plala to distribute customized, interactive IP video-on-demand and e-shopping services and applications, such as review and rating functions, through an intuitive user interface.
“Two of our main criteria while looking for a connected TV browser were an open design and support for all of the industry’s latest standards, including HTML5,” said Hiroyuki Ojima, manager, Mitsubishi Electric. “We chose the Espial TV Browser because it offers a high degree of modularity, a customizable user interface, and robust performance — all of which enabled our customer NTT Plala to deploy interactive and personalized applications rapidly across Mitsubishi’s connected set-top boxes.”
“One of the critical features for an enhanced connected television experience is compliance with the HTML5 standard,” said Yukio Kanemori, Japan country manager, Espial. “By supporting HTML5, Espial TV Browser provides users with more engaging video content, helping consumer electronics manufacturers such as Mitsubishi to deliver the optimum TV Web experience.”