Accedo Broadband and Espial partner to bring value added services to the IPTV market
NAB, Las Vegas – April 24, 2006 – Accedo Broadband, a leading aggregator of TV-centric applications distributed over broadband, and Espial®, a leading provider of client IPTV middleware and applications have collaborated to deliver Accedo’s Application Portfolio™ to Espial’s software solutions including the Espial Escape® browser and Espial Evo™ middleware and applications.
The Accedo Application Portfolio™ is presently the largest available collection of interactive value-added services such as games, karaoke on demand, puzzles, horoscope, comics, quizzes and PlasmaArt™ for IPTV and connected consumer electronics.
“Espial’s market-proven software solutions, Espial Evo and Espial Escape, provide stable and feature-rich platforms for operators to deploy Accedo Application Portfolio™ content. Together we can help operators and service providers create a unique subscriber experience that will increase their revenues and reduce customer churn,” says Fredrik Andersson, VP Business Development, Accedo Broadband.
By providing middleware and applications to hundreds of customers around the world, Espial has developed a robust product suite for telcos and operators enabling them to Own their IPTV Subscribers with interactive IPTV content. Espial’s standards-based middleware package, combined with partnerships with leading semiconductor suppliers, set-top box vendors and other IPTV component vendors, results in a compelling solution that allows telcos and operators to shorten their development cycle and get to market faster.
“Espial’s solutions deliver a rich and intuitive user experience that lets telcos and operators differentiate themselves from their competition,” said Dilshan De Silva, Director of Marketing, Browser Business. “By partnering with Accedo Broadband, we are providing our customers with the additional means to strengthen their offering and deliver a unique IPTV user experience.”
The implementation of the Accedo Application Portfolio is ready for commercial use. It will showcase how the use of interactive value-added services can provide subscribers with entertaining services which will help operators and service providers earn new revenues and differentiate their offerings. Accedo Broadband and Espial are planning to continue with their successful collaboration to strengthen the integration of future Accedo applications and services into Espial’s products.
To learn more about Accedo or Espial applications, please meet with us at NAB.
About Accedo Broadband
Accedo is a leading aggregator of interactive content and applications for IPTV and broadband enabled consumer electronics. Accedo provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of TV-centric applications, Accedo Application Portfolio™, containing e.g. games, quizzes, puzzles, art, comics, karaoke and music.
Accedo offers a non-branded turnkey solution compatible with several IP set-top boxes including a provisioning solution managed and run by Accedo which saves resources and reduces investment needs for the service provider.
To learn more about Accedo Broadband and how you can improve your IPTV business, please visit www.accedo.tv.
Espial is a leading provider of client middleware and applications for set-top boxes and consumer electronic devices. Espial applications include User Settings Management, Electronic Program Guides, Video on Demand, Interactive Content Portals and Web browsing. Espial provides a Beyond Brandable™ user interface that enables the operator to customize their offering so that they can ‘Own their IPTV Subscribers’.
The company is the recipient of the Deloitte and Touche ‘Fast 500’ top companies in North America three years running. Espial software is deployed and accredited for more than 100 consumer designs such as, Siemens, Motorola, Sumitomo Electric Networks, Amino, Thomson, Philips, i3Micro Technologies, LodgeNet, OnCommand and S-Net Systems. Espial can be found on the web at www.espial.com.