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 […]

Espial announces Alexa certification for 18 operators using Elevate platform

Espial, the company behind TV as a Service (TVaaS) platform Espial Elevate, has announced they have certified several Amazon Alexa voice controls for Elevate’s next-gen IPTV, app-TV and cable services. In what it claims is an industry first, Espial said that Amazon completed a bulk certification of multiple PayTV operators, enabling operators to move rapidly […]

Espial teams up with Harmonic for IP and OTT services

TV software specialist Espial has teamed up with technology provider Harmonic to integrate Harmonic’s VOS 360 media processing SaaS with Espial’s Elevate SaaS video platform. The pair said that their joint offering would give service providers the ability to launch new IP and OTT services quickly, risk-free, and with minimal investment. The integrated offering is […]

Tele Columbus begins rollout of advanceTV

German cable operator Tele Columbus Group has begun commercialising its new interactive TV offering, advanceTV. The advanced TV service, based on a 4K-capable box with four tuners supplied by Humax and a RDK-based platform with user interface supplied by Espial – which also acted as system integrator for the project – offers live TV and […]

Tele Columbus unveils advanced TV service

Germany’s number three cable operator Tele Columbus has unveiled its new advanced TV service ahead of a commercial launch of the service in January. The service, called simply advanceTV, is based on the Comcast-driven RDK platform. Espial provided the user experience and acted as lead integrator. Cisco provides conditional access technology, with Verimatrix providing DRM […]

Espial closes acquisition of Arris’ Whole Home Solution

Espial has completed its acquisition of Arris’ Whole Home Solution (WHS) platform, the end-to-end, cloud-hosted video service that it agreed to buy in July. Espial said that the deal will enable service providers to quickly meet increasing consumer demand for next generation video services. The acquisition includes the WHS software engineering and operations teams in Kirkland, […]

Arris sells whole home and media analysis platforms

Arris has agreed to sell its Whole Home Solution platform to TV technology provider Espial and its Media Analysis Framework platform to video ad firm Watchwith. Arris’ Whole Home Solution (WHS) is an end-to-end, cloud-hosted video service and the deal includes the platform’s infrastructure, client and server software and a team of development and operations workers, […]

Tele Columbus completes first phase of 4K UHD advanced TV trial

German cable operator Tele Columbus has completed the initial phase of an ongoing 4K UHD TV advanced TV field trial in partnership with technology provider Espial, the company has announced. The operator has tapped Espial to provide its RDK-based G4 set-top client, back-office infrastructure and multiscreen technologies to support the delivery of a UHD-ready platform […]

Espial contributes HLS and MPEG-DASH technology for RDK

TV technology provider Espial has contributed additional software to the code base of the RDK initiative that it says will enable HLS and MPEG DASH adaptive streaming in an RDK environment. According to Espial, the additions will enable pay TV operators to offer additional OTT options as well as adopt a simplified software approach for […]

Espial introduces G4 set-top box client

Espial today announced the commercial availability of the RDK-based Espial G4 set-top box client for IPTV operators. Launched earlier this year for cable and hybrid networks, the new version of G4 is designed to let IPTV network operators create “an immersive viewing experience” that combines advanced TV capabilities and OTT apps, with the benefits of […]

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