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Espial Elevate Introduces Amazon Alexa Voice Support Posted: 21/11/2017
Espial announced today that its Elevate cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) video platform now features a next-generation user interface with voice control, allowing consumers to search, discover, and control live TV, on-demand content, and recordings using their voice. Compatible with all Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, Espial Elevate supports voice controls for a range of features to provide an exceptional video experience for consumers. These include quick channel changes, search, user interface navigation, trick play management, and playback of time-shift TV, VOD, and DVR recordings.
Tags: Espial Elevate | Amazon Alexa Voice Support | Espial | Amazon | cloud-based Software
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Optic Communications Launches Pay-TV Services With Espial Elevate in Under 90 Days Posted: 18/10/2017
 Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced that Optic Communications has launched a next-generation pay-TV service called Optic Hub powered by the Espial Elevate cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Optic Communications is a leading fiber-optic network provider serving residential and business customers in Kansas and Missouri. The Elevate cloud TV platform dramatically sped up the time to market for Optic Communications' new service, enabling the operator to provide an exceptional customer experience that includes wireless STB TV viewing and multiscreen TV.
Tags: Optic Communications | Pay-TV Services | Espial Elevate | Espial | Nick Saporito
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MCTV Launches IPTV Services With Espial Elevate Posted: 17/10/2017
Espial announced today that MCTV (formerly Massillon Cable TV, Inc.), a service provider delivering TV services to five counties in northeast Ohio, has launched a next-generation IPTV service with the Espial Elevate software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. With Elevate, MCTV expands its market reach and benefits from a single platform to manage services across cable RF and fiber IP customers.
Tags: MCTV | IPTV Services | Espial Elevate | Espial | cloud-based
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Espial SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 Posted: 02/10/2017

Delivering IP video services with a regular cadence of new features and predictable costs is a daunting challenge. This issue has been amplified by the accelerating pace with which consumer technologies evolve and increasing competition from massive OTT competitors. To keep pace with technology changes and ensure predictable costs, match the speed of the competition, and maintain an unprecedented velocity of innovation, service providers must re-examine their current approach to building and delivering IP video. Their ultimate goal? To help consumers quickly discover and enjoy the content and apps most suited to their preferences from the device and location of their choice.

Tags: Espial | SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 | ip video services | multitenant | cloud saas video platform
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Espial Delivers Valuable CAS Contributions to RDK Community Posted: 19/09/2017
Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial announced today it has recently contributed important Conditional Access System (CAS) integration and certification software to the RDK community. Espial has leveraged its expertise and insights as the first company to certify and commercially deploy RDK-V version 2 with leading CAS technologies including Nagra, Cisco, Verimatrix, and Widevine, to deliver valuable benefits for future RDK implementations. Ensuring timely and seamless CAS integrations is a critical element to deliver RDK-V services for operators.
Tags: Espial | CAS Contributions | RDK Community | RDK | Nagra | Cisco | Verimatrix | Widevine
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Espial Introduces 5th Generation of RDK-Based G4 STB Client to Power Operator DevOps Posted: 07/09/2017
Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial announced the introduction of its fifth-generation RDK-based set-top box (STB) client solution. Maintaining its leadership position, Espial has introduced the latest Espial G4 STB Client to fully enable DevOps and harness ongoing RDK innovations. Espial is streamlining and automating development to dramatically improve time to market, accelerate feature velocity, and support the richest video service capabilities on the market, including OTT apps. This approach allows operators to seamlessly incorporate the Espial G4 STB Client into their DevOps model to accelerate service velocity with continuous integration.
Tags: Espial | 5th Generation | RDK-Based G4 STB Client | Power Operator DevOps | Set-Top Box Client | Harnesses RDK Advances | Enable Continuous Innovation | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Espial Launches Elevate Cloud SaaS Platform for European Operators at IBC2017 Posted: 29/08/2017
Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial will introduce its Elevate cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) video platform to the European market at IBC2017. With Elevate, IPTV, cable, and OTT operators can leverage a proven, multitenant cloud platform that has been successfully deployed by 40 North American customers. In the face of OTT competition, operators require a cloud platform that provides predictable costs and a roadmap to achieve web scale and speed. Espial's Elevate ensures that operators can deliver a richer and more immersive video experience to subscribers across all devices, including set-top boxes and consumer-owned screens. Combined with the benefits of the cloud approach -- including flexibility, scalability, and cost efficiency -- Elevate allows operators to attract and retain subscribers as well as drive new revenue streams.
Tags: Espial | Video Services | Web Scale | web Speed | Elevate | Operators of Any Size | IBC2017 | Cloud SaaS | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Espial Named a Finalist in Two CSI Awards Categories Posted: 22/08/2017
Espial today announced it has been shortlisted for two CSI Awards 2017. The Espial Media Service Platform is a finalist in the "Best Cable or Satellite IP Solution" category based on being the supplier and MSI for the Tele Columbus advanceTV service in Germany. In addition, the Espial Media Service Platform and Espial G4 STB Client have been recognized in the "Best Customer Premise Technology" category for their work on the UMA service with NOS, Portugal's leading cable operator.
Tags: Espial | CSI Awards | IP | Cable | CPE | Best Cable or Satellite IP Solution
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Espial Introduces New Version of Espial TV Browser Posted: 14/08/2013

Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced the latest version of its award-winning Espial TV Browser, which delivers a significantly enhanced user experience (UX) based on new HTML5, HbbTV, WebKit, and chipset capabilities. Equipped with these advances, the Espial TV Browser is one of today's most powerful application platforms for Web video, broadcast video, social media, and Web browsing. Providing consumers with an unmatched user experience when accessing HTML5 apps, the Espial TV Browser is one of the first browsers to recently receive YouTube on TV approval.

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Espial Releases New Whitepaper on Pay-TV Industry Set-Top Box Challenges and Innovations Posted: 20/02/2013
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that a new whitepaper is available for free download on the company's website. The whitepaper, titled "Agile IP Video Delivery: Redefining STB Software Architecture," addresses the technology and business challenges that pay-TV operators face in delivering a sophisticated television experience to consumers on set-top boxes (STBs).
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Espial Signs Agreement to Acquire ANT plc Posted: 03/12/2012

Espial(R) Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that it has entered into a cooperation agreement pursuant to which Espial has offered to acquire all of the outstanding shares of ANT plc ("ANT") in exchange for all cash consideration of £0.205 per outstanding share. The offer values the issued ordinary share capital of ANT at approximately £5 million. ANT's board of directors has announced its support of the acquisition and has recommended that shareholders accept the offer. Espial has already received irrevocable undertakings to vote in favor of the acquisition from holders of 47 percent of ANT's outstanding shares. The acquisition is expected to close in Q1 2013 pending receipt of necessary shareholder, court, regulatory, and other customary approvals.

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