Espial Signs Software License and Distribution Agreement with Motorola



    OTTAWA, June 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R), a leading provider of TV
middleware and applications, today announced it has signed a software license
and distribution agreement with Motorola. According to the terms of the
agreement, Motorola is able to resell Espial's Evo(R) TV Service Platform to
operators worldwide.
    "This reseller agreement represents another important milestone in
Espial's channel development strategy. Motorola brings a depth of experience
and leadership in providing digital video system solutions and interactive
set-top devices around the globe. They are well positioned to capitalize on
the increasing demand for IPTV and hybrid IP-Digital Video Broadcast (DVB)
systems" said Jaison Dolvane, Espial's President and CEO. "This business
relationship expands our global channel presence and fulfillment capacity. It
further strengthens the foundation we are building to scale our business to
intercept emerging opportunities in the Service Provider TV market."
    Espial Evo TV Service Platform meets the rigorous middleware selection
criteria from operators worldwide including delivery of a highly customizable
user experience; platform openness for service customization and application
extensibility; carrier grade architecture for reliability; highly flexible
service and business management functions to ensure a smooth operational fit;
and, innovative middleware architecture that lowers total cost of ownership.
    Mr. Dolvane added: "We are pleased to have built-in support for the
Motorola VIP series set top boxes as reference platforms for the Evo TV
Service Platform. Looking forward through 2008, one of our key business
priorities will be to educate, train and support the Motorola team on our
technologies all across the world. We will work with them to win new customers
and are actively engaged in opportunities in North America, Latin America,
Europe and Asia."

    About Espial (www.espial.com)

    Espial provides IPTV middleware and applications that enable superior
quality of experience, fast application performance, carrier-grade
scalability, and open extensibility, all at a lower total cost of ownership.
Espial's Evo(R) IPTV Service Platform, which can be purchased as modular
components or as part of a pre-integrated client-server solution, includes Evo
Client, Evo Server, Evo Browser, Evo BML Browser, Evo Future-Proof
Framework(TM) (FPF), Evo SkinTones(TM) and applications such as Electronic
Program Guide, Video on Demand, Digital Video Recorder, Content Portal, Games,
and Triple Play.

    Forward Looking Statement

    This press release contains statements that are forward-looking in
nature. Statements preceded by the words believe, expect, anticipate, plan,
intend, continue, estimate, may, will, and similar expressions are
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on Espial's
beliefs and assumptions based on information available at the time the
assumption was made. Forward-looking statements relate to, among other things,
anticipated financial performance, business prospects, strategies, regulatory
developments, new services, market forces, commitments and technological
developments, relating to the Espial. By its nature, such forward-looking
information is subject to various risks and uncertainties which could cause
Espial's actual results and experience to differ materially from the
anticipated results or other expectations expressed. Readers are cautioned not
to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as
of the date it is expressed in this document, and Espial undertakes no
obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Kirk Edwardson, Director,
Marketing, Espial, (613) 230-4770 x1145, cell - (613) 301-3423,
kedwardson@espial.com

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