Espial and Conax Demonstrate Integrated Hybrid DVB-IP Platform at Broadcast

Showcases Broadcast TV, Video-On-Demand Services, DVR and 3-Screen TV Services

BROADCAST ASIA 2010, Singapore, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV solutions and services, and Conax, the global content security specialist, today introduced a Hybrid-IP TV solution for cable, satellite, terrestrial and telecom operators.


    -  Espial and Conax provide a proven on-demand services platform for
       secure delivery of broadcast TV, interactive applications, Video-On-
       Demand, local and network digital video recording, timeshift TV, over-
       the-top video services to TVs, PCs and mobile devices.
    -  The solution features Espial IPTV Middleware, Espial Video On-Demand
       and Espial Content Workflow Management products working with Conax
       Content Security technology.
    -  Espial and Conax plan to offer multiple hybrid-IP set-top boxes and
       residential gateway units to Pay-TV operators.
    -  The solution is commercially deployed by Com Hem in Sweden.
    -  Espial IPTV Middleware is a high-performance, client-server platform
       -  a rich user experience easily tailored by the operator to customize
          their service;
       -  powerful server middleware to manage, price, package, target and
          personalize Pay-TV packages for subscribers
       -  open standards to allow operators to rapidly and cost effectively
          launch new services


"Moving beyond digital broadcast TV to deploy Video-On-Demand and interactive services is a challenge. Working with strong partners in the vendor community is essential for success in the transition to on-demand TV services" said Martin Kull, CTO Com Hem, "We are now rolling out these advanced services to over 1.6 million homes in Sweden. Espial and Conax have been strong partners in delivering our successful Hybrid-IP TV solution."

"With rapidly growing interest in the market for interactive TV, we are very pleased to work with highly capable partners like Espial to deliver best-in-class solutions. Our joint cooperation provides an advanced solution combining Espial middleware and security from Conax. This compelling solution is very influential, as reflected in the achievements and Com Hem platform success," says Geir Bjørndal, EVP Products & Markets, Conax.

"We are pleased to work with one of the global leaders in conditional access to deliver a secure and integrated on-demand TV solution for Pay-TV Operators" said Jaison Dolvane, President and CEO, Espial. "Pay-TV operators will achieve quicker time-to-market with a full set of on-demand TV services. We look forward to working with Conax to deliver more successful customers like Com Hem."


Broadcast TV, Interactive TV, Video-On-Demand, DVR, NDVR, NPVR, Timeshift TV, Catch-up TV, Start-over TV, Over-the-top, 3-screen TV


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About Conax

Conax, a leading global provider of security solutions for digital TV and content distribution, provides content protection for premium pay-TV content via all types of networks - cable, satellite, IP, terrestrial, and MMDS. Through its global network of partners, Conax is able to offer state-of-the-art content security to more than 350 digital TV operators in over 80 countries around the globe. Conax is ISO 9001 certified and ISO 27001 security certified. All Conax products are compliant with open standards.

Conax headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway, with subsidiaries in USA, India, Germany, China and Brazil and sales & support offices in Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Canada.

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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For further information: For further information: Inquiries from press or analysts: Espial, Kirk Edwardson, Director, Marketing,, Phone: +1-613-230-4770 x1145; Conax, Leslie Johnsen, Communications Consultant, Email:, Phone: +47 41 45 80 43

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