OTTAWA, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software
and solutions, today announced that it has been granted U.S. Patent No.
8,286,217 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers
technology that enables service providers to implement fast channel
change (FCC) on set-top boxes and TVs powered by IPTV networks.
Together with the current patent grant, Espial now has patents with
over 80 claims that specifically cover the fast channel change
"Espial is honored to be awarded another patent by the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office that further expands our intellectual property
portfolio," said Jaison Dolvane, president and CEO, Espial. "Service
providers globally are migrating to deliver live TV over IP networks,
and a fast channel change user experience is crucial to enabling a
successful transition. Espial's innovations in video over IP date back
to products we have been commercially deploying since the early 2000s,
and we continue to invest in further developments."
More information about Espial is available at www.espial.com.
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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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