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Enghouse wraps up Espial acquisition

Toronto-based enterprise software solutions firm Enghouse Systems has completed its acquisition of Espial Group.

Espial provides video service providers (VSPs) with a cloud-based software platform for their video and entertainment services. The company’s software is in millions of operator-managed set-top boxes internationally.

In a statement, Enghouse said that Espial “enables VSPs to bring to market new IP and app-based video services quickly, while providing them with continuous innovation and valuable insights”.

Espial’s SaaS video platform includes scalable cloud-based server and client software for AndroidTV and Reference Design Kit based set-top boxes and apps for a variety of consumer goods and services. These include mobile phones, tablets and streaming services like Smart TV, AndroidTV, Roku, FireTV and AppleTV. Espial also offers VSPs and device manufacturers its software components and professional services as a solution for on-premise network deployments.

Stephen Sadler, chairman and CEO of Enghouse, said: “Espial’s TV as a service suite of applications adds a new media and content offering to our Enghouse Networks telecommunications service provider portfolio, enabling our global customers to deliver emerging, next generation IP and 5G network subscriber services.

“We are pleased to welcome Espial’s customers, employees and partners to our organisation.”

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