Espial Joins SCTE to Broaden Cable Market Participation

OTTAWA, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and 
solutions, today announced that it has joined the SCTE, Society for Broadband 
Professionals, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the standard 
of broadband engineering in the global telecommunications industry by offering 
training and career advancement opportunities to technical professionals in 
the field. As a corporate member of SCTE, Espial will be actively involved in 
promoting the group's mission of advancing the working knowledge of broadband 
telecommunications engineers on a variety of topics, especially around the IP 
video experience, an ever-increasing focus of SCTE's members. 
"In today's highly competitive marketplace, broadband professionals must be 
actively engaged in learning more about the latest video technologies and 
industry innovations to provide their customers with the best possible user 
experience," said Kirk Edwardson, director of marketing at Espial. "Espial's 
brings in-depth IP video subject-matter expertise that will improve the skills 
and knowledge of engineering and operations professionals." 
"We are delighted to welcome Espial as a member," said Dr. Roger Blakeway, 
president of the SCTE, the Society for Broadband Professionals. "The SCTE 
provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, discussion of relevant topics, and 
networking within the cable and telecommunications industry. Through our 
educational events, including lecture meetings on current technical issues and 
technician training programs, SCTE offers its members broadband industry 
accreditation and certification, enhancing their professional standing within 
the industry." 
The Society also chairs the British Standards Committee for Cable Systems and 
represents the U.K. on a variety of worldwide standards committees, including 
the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) and the 
International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC). SCTE members have easy access 
to global standards updates through the organization's Broadband Journal and 
its website, www.thescte.eu, and U.K. members have the opportunity to comment 
on standards development within the U.K. before they are finalized in Europe. 
Espial's product family includes a video content delivery platform, a video 
service delivery platform, and a powerful HTML, WebKit-based TV browser 
solution. The company's products are based on open and customizable 
architecture that offers an excellent framework for delivering a more 
personalized and application-rich connected television experience. Espial's 
open standards software is used around the world by cable and 
telecommunications operators, as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. 
By supporting broadband telecommunications specifications, the company's 
Espial TV Browser — a high-performance TV browser powered by WebKit and 
HTML5 — enables service providers and connected device manufacturers to 
deliver a compelling and customized TV experience to viewers. 
More information about Espial and the company's products is available at 
www.espial.com. 
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About SCTE (www.thescte.eu)
Founded in 1945, the SCTE (Society for Broadband Professionals) is a 
non-profit making organization whose aim is to raise the standard of broadband 
engineering in the global telecommunications industry. The Society 
particularly concerns itself with the training and career advancement of 
technical professionals in this field. As a Learned Society, SCTE is able to 
provide broadband industry accreditation and certification for its members, 
giving them professional standing within the industry. Visit www.thescte.eu or 
contact via phone at +44 (0)1923 815500. 
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. More than 10 
million licenses of its patented software are in use across the world. Espial 
is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario and has offices in the United States, 
Europe, and Asia. Visit www.espial.com or contact via phone at +1 613 230 4770. 
Agency Contact: Netra Ghosh 202 Communications Tel: +1 801 349 2840 
Email:netra@202comms.com 
Espial Contact: Kirk Edwardson Director of Marketing Tel: +1 613 301 3423 
Email:kedwardson@espial.com 
SOURCE: ESPIAL GROUP 
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