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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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