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Espial to Address Video Delivery Strategies at IP Cable World Summit 2012

November 15, 2012

OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ – Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that
Robert Hopkins, the company’s vice president of sales and managing
director for EMEA, is a panelist for an interactive discussion at the 
IP Cable World Summit 2012, Nov. 27-28 in Berlin. During the forum
scheduled for 3:20 p.m. on Nov. 28, Hopkins will join a distinguished
group of industry experts to discuss set-top box (STB) and IP home
networking strategies for cable TV operators.

“Given the constraints of set-top boxes that are currently available on
the market, cable operators are finding it challenging to deliver an
application-centric user experience to their subscribers,” said
Hopkins. “At the IP Cable World Summit 2012 forum, I will explain why
embracing open Web standards and IP video service delivery enables MSOs
to support a compelling and interactive service that enhances the
multiscreen cable TV user experience.”

As part of a panel that includes professionals from Cable Europe Labs,
Numericable, and the Broadband Forum, Hopkins will explore a wide range
of critical issues facing today’s cable operators, including the
current and future state of STBs as well as requirements of
next-generation connected devices. The panel will identify technology
and business changes needed to support an IP video service delivery
platform that offers a seamless user experience across multiscreen

At Espial, Hopkins has been instrumental in increasing company sales for
tier 1 telco and cable operators delivering hybrid cable/IP and pure
DSL IPTV services to the EMEA region. He is an expert in communications
and software engineering and also has a post graduate degree in
business marketing. Prior to joining Espial in 2008, Hopkins was most
recently the managing director and vice president of sales for Kasenna,
an IPTV company that provided video-on-demand content and MPEG-4-ready
IPTV applications for triple-play services over broadband networks. He
has also held business development and marketing leadership positions
at information technology company Dataflex as well as satellite, telco,
and consumer electronics vendor Amstrad, respectively.

More information about Espial and the company’s products is available at

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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. Over 10 million licenses of its
patented software are in use across the world. Espial is headquartered
in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the United States, Europe, and
Asia. Visit www.espial.com or contact via phone at +1 613 230 4770. 


Source: PR Newswire