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WOW! Uses Espial’s Elevate TVaaS Platform for its ULTRA TV Service
Ottawa, ON – October 10, 2018 – Espial today announced that WideOpenWest Inc. (“WOW!”), a leading broadband and communications service provider, will use Espial’s Elevate video platform to power its WOW! ULTRA set top box offering.
WOW!’s service area footprint includes approximately 3 million homes and businesses passed and covers more than 300 communities. As of March 31, 2018, WOW had 798,500 customers who subscribe to their services, with over 400,000 video subscribers.
Espial’s Elevate platform provides service providers with a TV as a Service (TVaaS) solution, including cloud tools for their operations, product, marketing, and engineering teams, enabling them to grow their revenues by reducing churn, addressing underserved markets, and opening new revenue opportunities. Elevate gives service providers the ability to deploy IPTV, OTT and cable services quickly, with low deployment risk, and with predictable costs.
Matt James, Espial’s VP North America Sales, said: “We are excited that WOW! has chosen Elevate to continue their investment in improving their customers’ experience. We are working to ensure that service providers of all sizes benefit from the scale and speed of innovation that are fundamental to the Elevate TVaaS platform. The video industry is highly competitive, and Elevate allows service providers like WOW! to give their customers the features and functionality they have come to expect, while getting to market quickly and with limited risk.”
Elevate is a multi-tenant television-as-a-service (TVaaS) video platform allowing operators to manage, deliver, and monetize compelling video experiences. The platform offers consumers a rich user interface with voice-based navigation, discovery, and viewing of traditional content and streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. Elevate provides operators with cloud tools for their operations, marketing, support, and engineering teams – including analytics, promotions, segmentation, and diagnostics.
Espial is transforming viewing experiences worldwide by enabling video services at web speed and web scale. From immersive user experience and discovery solutions to advanced cloud-based platforms, Espial solutions help service providers manage, deliver and monetize video and entertainment services. Espial’s customers span six continents, have deployed tens of million devices, and are serviced through Espial’s global sales, support, and innovation centers across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.espial.com.
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