Espial Engages with Metrological to Personalize App UX
September 1, 2015 - Combination yields blended live TV and OTT viewing with a personalized app experience
OTTAWA, Ontario —September 1, 2015 — Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced the successful integration of the Metrological Application Platform with Espial’s G4 STB Client. The combination enables operators to quickly deploy operator branded TV app stores in an RDK-compliant user experience.
“Operators are experiencing rapidly escalating video competition while at the same time, their subscribers want to access a growing set of web-type applications,” said Jaison Dolvane, Espial CEO. “We are committed to help operators enhance their user experience and service offerings to delight their subscribers. Metrological’s library of over 250 premium Apps and their cloud platform to manage TV App Stores provides an exciting opportunity for operators to offer richer services.”
Metrological’s cloud-based Application Platform offers lifecycle support for operator TV app stores and content provider apps, enabling operators to manage their app stores with access to business intelligence data and marketing analytics in real-time. Operators can customize their branded TV app store for each market using Metrological’s 250+ App Library of premium apps or build their own apps with an open source SDK.
“The combination of Espial’s G4 Client and our Application Platform enables operators to deliver a complete video experience that combines OTT, Live TV and related app content that is personalized and relevant to consumers,” said Jeroen Ghijsen, CEO of Metrological. “We’re pleased to collaborate with Espial to offer an integrated personalized TV app experience to cable, telco, satellite, and other video provider customers that is scalable and easy to deploy across a vast ecosystem of devices.”
Espial’s G4 Client working with the Metrological Application Platform will be on display at IBC2015, September 11-15, in Amsterdam at the Espial stand (Hall 5 B.25).
More information about Espial solutions and services is available at www.espial.com.
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About Espial (www.espial.com)
With Espial, video service providers create responsive and engaging subscriber viewing experiences incorporating intuitive content discovery and instinctive navigation. Service providers achieve ‘Web-speed’ innovation with Espial’s flexible, open software leveraging RDK and HTML5 technologies. This provides competitive advantage through an immersive and personalized user experience, seamlessly blending advanced TV services with OTT content. With customers spanning six continents, Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, has R&D centers in Silicon Valley, Montreal, and the UK, and sales/support offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
About Metrological (www.metrological.com)
Metrological enables operators to personalize their TV experience, delivering a complete product suite to launch, manage and monetize branded TV app stores and user experiences. Leveraging its cloud-based Application Platform, Metrological delivers lifecycle app support, enabling operators to bring together all content sources into a single viewer experience across any device. Metrological also offers content providers a cross operator reach of more than 20 million households with one single app. The company’s customer base includes cable and telecommunications companies, leading content providers and app developers. Founded in 2005, Metrological is based in The Netherlands with offices in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. For more information please visit www.metrological.com.