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Espial delivers IPTV solutions for Vodafone Iceland

On-demand software company Espial has announced it is supplying various solutions to Vodafone for its IPTV platform in Iceland.

Espial is providing the Evo TV service platform, the Evo set-top box client and the Espial MediaBase VOD platform for Vodafone Iceland’s IPTV service which provides broadcast TV, video on-demand and catch-up TV to over 25,000 customers. The company said it had integrated with Vodafone’s existing eco-system components including re-using its digital rights management system, re-using, upgrading and optimising the content delivery networking (CDN) and content workflow management systems, integrating to existing billing and CRM systems and retrofitting their existing set-top boxes to provide a new user experience. The Espial set-top box client is also being used to power next generation devices from Amino.

“Espial offers powerful, open and high-performance products for IPTV services and TV Everywhere services. This has allowed us to retool our IPTV services while maintaining our existing ecosystem saving us time and money,” said Kjartan Briem, chief technology officer, Vodafone Iceland. “The Espial Media Service Platform, Espial STB Client and Espial MediaBase are world-class products we’ve selected to power our current IPTV services today and TV Everywhere services tomorrow.”

Espial will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 5.A18