Sharp extends Espial to mid-range models

TV manufacturer Sharp has extended its partnership with middleware provider Espial by choosing the Espial TV browser for additional mid-range smart TV models in some countries. 

Espial software is currently deployed in various Sharp AQUOS LED TV models in North America and other regions globally.

“Smart TV shipments continue to increase as consumers access Internet video and other apps directly from their TV sets” said Kirk Edwardson, head of marketing for Espial.

“High performance HTML5 support has become a critical element of Smart TVs, as top TV manufacturers like Sharp aim to enhance user experiences and support a growing number of HTML5 based Internet video apps. At Espial, we will continue to build on our success in providing HTML5-based user experiences for smart TV manufacturers and pay-TV operators worldwide.”

Tags: Espial, HTML5, Sharp