Espial Brings Advanced HTML5 Solutions to TV Connect

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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OTTAWA, Ontario — Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that it will showcase a comprehensive range of multiscreen television solutions at TV Connect, March 19-21 in London. Visitors to the Espial stand 233 will see its agile IP video delivery system and advanced HTML5 set-top box (STB) client. The demonstrations will showcase a dynamic STB HTML5 user experience with a video-on-demand (VOD) wall, EPG, and favorites as well as advanced multiscreen capabilities such as placeshifting, promotions, and advertising.

“TV Connect attracts a wide variety of leading broadcasters, telcos, content providers, and OTT players from around the world, making it the perfect platform for Espial to demonstrate its extensive range of solutions designed to help operators monetize the multiplatform environment,” said Kirk Edwardson, director of marketing, Espial. “During the show, we’ll be demonstrating the Espial STB Client and Espial Media Service Platform, two powerful platforms that enable pay-TV operators to deliver a consistent user experience across multiple devices.”

The Espial STB Client is a comprehensive middleware, applications, and toolset solution that optimizes the development and deployment of compelling TV services on managed STB platforms. Leveraging recent innovations and technological developments, including open Web standards such as HTML5, the Espial STB Client helps operators deliver an exceptional user experience at a faster time-to-market and a significantly lower development cost. The Espial STB Client can easily adapt to a variety of networking requirements and supports broadcast, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid configurations, making it the perfect platform for providing a compelling video experience that includes cloud-centric user interface delivery models, rapid application development, interactive content, and integrated Web and social applications.

The company will also highlight the Espial Media Service Platform, a powerful headend system for introducing, managing, and monetizing a seamless multiscreen user experience. Through a comprehensive range of multiscreen capabilities — including service customization, enhanced content protection, and seamless cross-device use-case support — operators can deliver the highest quality of experience to subscribers. The Espial Media Service Platform can be customized to support different market segments based on regional, language, and other requirements, enabling operators to tailor TV channel lineups, pricing models, movies, and services including linear TV, VOD, time-shift television, DVR, and pay-per-view for their target markets.