Espial MediaBase 10.0 Introduces TV Everywhere 2.0 Services

Enables Internet Live TV, Video-on-Demand, Network PVR and Time-Shift TV Services

OTTAWA, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Espial®, a leader in On-Demand TV software and solutions, today announced the upcoming fall release of Espial MediaBase 10.0. The latest version of Espial's on-demand video platform provides high performance servers for streaming, capturing and distributing adaptive bit-rate (ABR) content. Service providers can provide a full range of pay-TV services to multiscreen devices including Live TV, Network Personal Video Recording (PVR), Time-shift TV and Video-on-demand (VOD) services.

News

  • Espial MediaBase 10.0 gains first mover advantage for TV Everywhere 2.0 services with support for Live TV, Network PVR, Timeshift-TV and VOD services.  Operators can now begin planning for TV Everywhere 2.0 services to smart TVs, smart phones, tablets and PCs.
  • Espial MediaBase 10.0 supports the capture, distribution and streaming of adaptive bit-rate content in Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Microsoft Smooth Streaming formats.
  • Espial MediaBase 10.0 includes a patent-pending high performance adaptive (HPA) module to maximize utilization of computing, storage and networking resources for adaptive bit rate video formats.
  • Espial MediaBase 10.0 offers two server configurations: Internet Servers and Unified Servers:
    • Espial MediaBase - Internet Servers:
      • Powers TV Everywhere 2.0 services including Live TV, Network PVR, VOD and Time-shift TV - such as Catch-up TV and Start-Over TV.
      • Delivers video services to a full range of smart devices including PCs, TVs, mobile phones and tablets.
      • Efficiently manages content delivery networking (CDN) for adaptive content over multi-tier implementations and to both private and third party CDNs.
    • Espial MediaBase - Unified Servers:
      • Provides a single platform for on-demand, RTSP/HTTP-based services to set-top boxes, home gateways, smart phones, tablets, PCs, smart TVs and other CE devices in the home and beyond.
      • Powerful Content distribution networking (CDN) engine support multicast distribution of both MPEG and ABR video formats.
      • Delivers the simplest operations with fewer servers and the highest utilization of storage, computing and networking resources.
  • To learn more and for availability, see Espial at IBC - Hall 5.A18.

Quotes

"Service providers are looking to drive the next wave in the TV Everywhere experience across all consumer devices.  Such a service offering needs to extend beyond just video on demand and include all subscription services including Live TV, Network PVR, and TimeShift TV services" noted Jaison Dolvane, CEO, Espial.  "As content rights issues, technology and competition evolve, Espial MediaBase is a powerful on-demand video platform for TV Everywhere 2.0 services in and out of the home. Further, Espial MediaBase Unified Servers deliver significant cost savings by enabling a single hardware and storage platform to serve many devices over managed networks and the Internet."

Tags/Keywords

HTTP streaming, Apple HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, RTSP streaming, Multiscreen, CDN, Video-On-Demand, VOD, TimeShift TV, Remote-Storage DVR, RS-DVR, Network PVR, Network DVR, Over-TheTop, Content Distribution Networking, Content Delivery Networking, Packet Loss Recovery, RSVP, Ericsson Openstream Digital Services Platform.

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