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Sharp Expands Deal with Espial for Smart TVs

July 8, 2014



OTTAWA, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that Sharp has selected Espial TV Browser for additional mid-range smart TV models in select geographies to offer rich Smart TV Apps and HTML5 user experiences.  Espial software is currently already 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."

The Espial TV Browser accelerates the deployment of Internet video apps like YouTube, Hulu, Amazon, interactive TV content, web browsing and rich HTML5 user experiences.  Based on WebKit and HTML5, it is designed with advanced features to provide high reliability and a high performance user experience for consumer electronic devices like Connected TV's, STBs, and Digital Media Devices.

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About Espial (www.espial.com) Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable MSOs and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models. Over 35 million licenses of its patented software are in use across the world. Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit www.espial.com or contact via phone at +1 613 230 4770. 

SOURCE ESPIAL GROUP


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