On-demand software company Espial has announced that its MediaBase on-demand video platform now supports adaptive streaming protocol MPEG-DASH. Espial has also confirmed its affiliation with the DASH Industry Forum, an organisation that encourages mass adoption of the MPEG-DASH standard through a formal membership.
“Pay-TV service providers are challenged to choose among different protocols for streaming HTTP video,” said Kirk Edwardson, director of marketing at Espial. “We believe the MPEG-DASH standard will continue to gather momentum with its support for on-demand, time-shift and live TV applications, multiple DRM formats, and selectable streams. By adding support for MPEG-DASH to our Espial MediaBase solution, we’re enabling service providers to provide a richer user experience for live and VOD content on any screen.”