OTTAWA, March 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced the newest enhancements to its Espial MediaBase, a high-performance, on-demand video platform that supports both HTTP and RTSP streaming from a single platform, allowing operators to efficiently manage, deliver, and stream video content to any viewing device.
The completely software-based solution runs on commercial off-the-shelf hardware (COTS) providing live TV streaming services for multiscreen devices and captures of live TV to enable time-shift television (TSTV), remote storage DVR (RS-DVR), and network PVR (NPVR) services. Espial MediaBase also supports highly intelligent content delivery networking to distribute both live TV and captured TV content across an operator's central, regional, and local sites. This ensures efficient delivery of HTTP content from central to edge servers, and automates the transfer of long-tail content from central servers to edge servers based on subscriber demand.
Espial MediaBase is available in several high-performance configurations including unified servers, Internet, and origin servers. The Espial MediaBase unified (MBu) server provides a single platform to ingest and stream media assets, live TV for VOD, TSTV, and NPVR services to both set-top boxes (STBs) and multiscreen devices. The Espial MediaBase Internet (MBi) server has the capability to ingest adaptive bit rate (ABR) media assets, stream live TV services, capture live TV in ABR formats, and provide HTTP streaming to multiscreen devices, enabling live TV, TSTV, and VOD services. The Espial MediaBase origin server (MBo) provides a high-performance platform to distribute live TV, captured TV content, and VOD content to third party CDNs and edge cache servers to quickly and rapidly extend on-demand video services to existing CDNs.
Espial MediaBase significantly reduces an operator's computing and storage usage by supporting both HTTP and RTSP from a unified platform, and providing a single content delivery network for MPEG video assets and ABR video assets. These capabilities enable operators to reduce capital and operating expenses by as much as 50 to 65 percent, respectively, compared with standard on-demand video systems. Operators can easily and cost-effectively expand their system for multi-tier storage, streaming, and server clustering utilizing the highly scalable nature of Espial MediaBase.
"To remain competitive, today's operators must meet the increasing consumer demand for high-quality video consumption on any viewing device including live TV services," said Jaison Dolvane, president and CEO at Espial. "Espial MediaBase delivers a variety of adaptive streaming services from a unified platform, dramatically simplifying a provider's integration, implementation, and operations, which empowers consumers to enjoy a TV anytime, anywhere experience."
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About Espial (www.espial.com)
Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable MSOs and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models. Over 10 million licenses of its patented software are in use across the world. Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit www.espial.com or contact via phone at +1 613 230 4770.
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