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Espial Hosts Future of Smart TV Seminar in Tokyo

July 31, 2013

OTTAWA, July 31, 2013 /CNW/ – Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that
the company is hosting an invitation-only technology seminar titled
“The TV UX: Reimagined. Perspectives on the Future of Smart TV.” The
event, which takes place July 31st in Tokyo, explores how new and
emerging standards and technologies based on HTML5 — such as HbbTV and
Hybridcast(®) — provide a foundation to reimagine the Smart TV user experience.

During the seminar, Espial will host several presentations and a panel
discussion led by distinguished industry technology experts. Attendees
will receive a detailed overview of the most significant factors to
consider when implementing a Smart TV user-experience strategy. Most
importantly, the seminar will highlight the newest developments in
regional and global Web standards.

Executives from Tomo-Digi, NHK, Entropic, Newphoria, and Futomi will
cover various topics including:

        --  The next generation Smart TV User Experience
        --  Understanding the role of W3C in next generation Smart TVs
        --  How cable operators deploy Smart IP video services and the use
            of new RDK and HTML5
        --  Latest advancements in HTML5, HbbTV, and Hybridcast

“Pay-TV operators, broadcasters, and OTT video providers are investing
to deliver the most engaging, immersive user experience possible. To
achieve this, the user experience must blend and simplify discovery
across Web video, broadcast video, on-demand programming combined with
social media and premium Web content,” said Yukio Kanemori, country
director for Japan, Espial. “We’re now seeing HTML5 complemented by
many other standards initiatives — like HbbTV and Hybridcast — that
extend the possibilities of the TV user experience. This seminar will
provide attendees with the necessary insights into these latest
developments to reimagine TV user experience they can deliver to

More information about the seminar is available by contacting Yukio
Kanemori at ykanemori@espial.com.

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 35 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.

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Source: PR Newswire