Espial recruits Smart TV chief

On-demand software company Espial has appointed Philip Poulidis as its new vice-president of Smart TV.

Poulidis will lead Espial’s Smart TV initiatives, enabling consumer electronics vendors to add TV web browsing, interactive TV content and applications, as well as over-the-top web video to devices such as connected TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and digital media adapters.

Poulidis joins from Morega Systems, a TV Everywhere solutions company that he co-founded in 2007.

“I’m excited to join Espial to continue building upon our successes to date in the developing Smart TV market,” said Poulidis. “Espial has already secured major wins, a rapidly growing base of TV devices, and a rich application ecosystem that is built around Espial’s market leading HTML5 browser platform. The market for Smart TVs is expected to experience rapid growth as the majority of TVs become connected. Espial’s mix of customers and products place us in a unique position to capitalise on this opportunity.”

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