Espial Announces Newest Release of IPTV Middleware

Adds 3-Screen Convergence, Arabic and Carrier Grade Enhancements

OTTAWA, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R) (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of digital TV software, today announced the newest release of the Evo TV Service Platform. Espial IPTV middleware is designed to serve millions of subscribers with a minimal capex investment, to provide a highly responsive user experience and to offer a powerful service creation environment. Field proven, highly scalable, based on open standards and supporting the interactive IP applications demanded by consumers - it is an ideal choice for IPTV and IP Cable operators.

The newest release of Evo TV Service Platform extends these capabilities with several major new features for telco and cable operators including:

    
    -   3-screen support for new video-on-demand and subscription management
        services from PCs and mobile phones.
    -   Personalized UI advertising allows operators to build targeted
        advertising campaigns including static, clickable and video
        advertisements to drive new revenues and increase utilization of
        their value-added services.
    -   Time-Shift-TV services (TSTV) allow subscribers to take advantage of
        network-based Start-Over TV (Replay TV), Catch-up TV (Delayed or
        Look-back TV) and Pause Live TV.
    -   Arabic language and right-to-left character support.
    -   Professional-grade developer tools for rapid, easy and standards-
        based service creation using a PC-based integrated development and
        preview environment.
    -   Operational enhancements to significantly reduce operational costs.
        Includes seamless upgrades, new CPE Management features, set-top box
        self registration and security enhancements reflecting an independent
        security audit.
    

"We're very pleased to launch this new version of Evo TV Service Platform. In response to market requirements, we're delivering these advanced features to better serve our IPTV and Cable IP customers," stated Robert Nadon, Director of Product Management. "With this release, we demonstrate our continued ability to meet the most demanding requirements of leading telco, cable and satellite TV service providers worldwide."

About Espial

Espial provides scalable and open digital TV software to service providers in the cable, telecommunications and hospitality industries. Its middleware , video-on-demand and browser solutions provide superior service delivery, advanced service innovation tools and the flexibility to implement diverse pay-TV business models. Espial serves a range of market segments including, IPTV, Cable, hybrid IP, over-the-top, multi-dwelling unit and enterprise. With over 7 million subscriber subscribers using Espial's patented solutions, Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV software. Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information please call +1.613.230.4770 or visit www.espial.com.

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SOURCE Espial Group

For further information: For further information: Inquiries from press or analysts: Kirk Edwardson, Director, Marketing, Espial Group Inc., Email: kedwardson@espial.com, Phone: (613) 230-4770 x1145

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