BH Telecom Powers On-Demand Video Services Using Espial MediaBase

OTTAWA, March 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that BH Telecom has successfully launched video-on-demand services using Espial MediaBase. BH Telecom is the largest quad-play service provider in Bosnia & Herzegovina with 2 million subscribers.

      -  BH Telecom will use Espial MediaBase for Video-On-Demand, Network
         PVR and Timeshift-TV services.
      -  BH Telecom will aggressively market its IPTV and Video-On-Demand
         services to its 2 million landline subscribers.
      -  Espial MediaBase is deployed in a distributed architecture to
         leverage its high-efficiency content delivery networking and cost-
         effective intelligent streaming.
      -  The system integrator for this deployment was SmartCom d.o.o., a key
         regional partner for Espial.
      -  Espial MediaBase uses commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers with
         HDD and SSD storage options for excellent VOD system design
         flexibility. Whether for highly centralized or widely distributed
         environments, operators can implement best-fit solutions to achieve
         low cost of ownership, exceptional business continuity and superb


"For our IPTV service, we're pleased to have chosen Espial MediaBase. It meets our requirements for scalability, application performance and service continuity" said Nedzad Residbegovic, General Manager, BH Telecom. "The use of COTS servers is a great advantage, it allows us to take advantage of the continuous improvements in streaming and capture performance. We look forward to providing our subscribers with a superior on-demand video experience using Espial MediaBase."

"We are pleased to be selected for this nation-wide IPTV deployment in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Espial MediaBase is a proven video-on-demand system that is widely deployed across the globe" stated Robert Hopkins, Managing Director for Espial Europe. "BH Telecom is the largest telecommunications provider in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Their selection of Espial MediaBase testifies to its reliability and performance. It will provide the foundation for their on-demand video services including video-on-demand, network PRV and Timeshift-TV".


Video-On-Demand, VOD, Time-shift TV, Network PVR, Network DVR, OTT, Content Distribution Networking, Content Delivery Networking, Packet Loss Recovery

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About BH Telecom

BH Telecom is the leading operator in Bosnia & Herzegovina in the area of telecommunications and one of the biggest operators in the region. The company bears the special responsibility to enable the widening of the market by constant development as well as by the improvement of the services.

About Smart Com

Smart Com is an acknowledged solution provider for TV service operators and hospitality market. Starting as an independent telecommunication system integrator in 1990, Smart Com was involved in several projects as a strategic partner in planning and implementation of telecommunication solutions. Deploying network technology, they provide network systems for communications offerings spreading across multiple access network technologies (FTTx and VDSL) and varied transport and backbone networks (IP/MPLS). In order to provide comprehensive solutions according to the technological, process and business needs of specific industries, they share their product vision with customers by meeting the demands of three types of customers: utility companies, service providers and enterprises. They are building a success story as a whole, from counseling, tailored to customer business needs, to planning, integration, deployment and technical support. Reliable partnerships, proven solutions and professional services placed Smart Com among key players in the region. Over the years they developed into a worldwide interactive TV solution provider. One of the key advantages for Smart Com's partners and customers is a telco-grade, production ready, interactive TV application, which is provided by recently established company BeeSmart. The new company is focused at delivering key products and services for interactive television providers throughout the world. Their solution offers ultra fast user interface, intelligent content recommendation system, VoIP on TV, web TV support and ability to host multiple operators on a single service delivery platform. Smart Com's vision is focused at providing service operators with new means of generating additional revenue and delivering the best TV experience to their subscribers.

About Espial

Espial is a leading supplier of on-demand TV software to the cable, telecommunications, and hospitality and consumer electronics industries. Its IPTV middleware, Video-on-Demand and TV browser solutions provide superior service delivery, advanced service innovation tools and flexible support for diverse pay-TV business models. Over 7 million licenses of its high performance, open and patented software are in use across the world. 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

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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:, Phone: (613) 230-4770 x1145

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